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“More beautiful on the outside.”

Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)
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US$30.89*
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Sofia Walking Tour with Traditional Breakfast Included
Ranked #3 of 168 things to do in Sofia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Vienna, Austria
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“More beautiful on the outside.”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

The frescoes on the ceiling and walls seem to be uncared for. It was very dark and for a UNESCO site, it was surprising that the frescoes had not been restored or preserved better. The exterior was extremely beautiful. The gardens are a nice place to take a rest. We visited on a Sunday when community members were chatting with the priests. It was lovely to see how involved the priests are with the parishioners.

Visited March 2012
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Rustington, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Well worth a visit, beautiful inside. Such a mixture of history in Sofia, old and new.

Visited March 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Russian Church”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

My personal favourite! Extremely beautiful as a building, with a nice little park surrounding. You can sit and enjoy the view or go to the crypt of Saint Nikolas which is located in the -1 part of the church (you have to take the stairs on the left side of the entrance to get there). It's a place where you go to leave your wish on a little note and pray for it, the legend says what you wish for will come true. You also have great places to eat/drink there - personal favourites are the Sushi Bar Happy on the corner and Bar Me for which you have to cross on the right side if you are facing the church's entrance. You have the Military club right there too and also the Crystal garden. A must visit!

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Bucharest, Romania
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“Great”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

It is a great Christian Church, with nice architecture and paintings. Take your time to visit it, you will have a great spent time.

Visited May 2011
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Masterpiece”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Built in the typical style for Russian orthodox churches, this church is unique for Bulgaria and is definitely worth the visit.

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