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Address: Plaza Kiril I Metodii, 2, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +30 699 939 9930
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The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century,...

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century, houses a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne as well as some interesting murals and stained glass.

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a very peaceful space

when you walk in it is so quiet and peaceful i sat and wondered at the paintings on the ceiling, so old and beautiful, a nice place to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when you walk in it is so quiet and peaceful i sat and wondered at the paintings on the ceiling, so old and beautiful, a nice place to visit.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is the second biggest in the country as well as the most impressive building and landmark of the city of Varna. It was built from 1880- 1886 initiated with the blessing of bishop Simeon and Alexander I Battenberg, the first ruler of liberated Bulgaria to glorify the fallen Russian and Bulgarian warriors... More 

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Varna Province, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best looking cathedral in Varna. It is much beautiful indite. Each and every time I go I feel a special magic when I go in. It is a wonderful place you should visit if you are coming to the city! Do not miss it!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful and holly. You can feel the history when you visit inside the cathedral. Beware of the bagger's outside

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This Cathedral had a really beautiful painted interior. Well worth a visit and inspection of the amazing frescoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Most magnificent building of the Varna. When we visit the cathedral, it was partly closed and under construction. Nevertheless, must see...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Cathedral of Varna is the largest and the most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the port of Varna. The Cathedral is very nice, outside it looks very nice - imposing; inside is very beautiful, there are a lot paintings. You must to see it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Is not a big cathedral but it is nice: outside the metalic domes gives it a point of interest. Inside it is full of paintings everywhere related with Virgin Mary... now is with some works inside but worth it the visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

An interesting place but poorly-lit and with little or nothing in English. Ok if you can read the Cyrillic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Probably more impressive if you go in, although the fresco's that I saw when sneaking a peek through the door looked impressive!!

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