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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

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Address: Plaza Kiril I Metodii 2, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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+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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Beautiful cathedral in Varna

This church has stunning Icons and frescoes throughout. There is no problem taking photos and the light inside is adequate.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry L
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Bolton, Canada
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California
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This place looks pretty nice from the outside, but the inside is dark and cavernous, without much interest in my opinion.

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Bolton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church has stunning Icons and frescoes throughout. There is no problem taking photos and the light inside is adequate.

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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw the Cathedral during 30 April 2017 only by outside. It is big, quiet and well positioned. To bad that i couldn't see the interior.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Free entry. Photography is ok - but be discreet as it is a busy working church. Beautiful inside and out - Orthodox Cathedral. Also in the entry there is a very good and not expensive shop selling lovely icons and religious artworks.

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United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A beautiful mysterious and mystic building.I am not very religious, but it was intresting to visit the place.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

but the inside was disappointing for me. Dark and dreary - as seems representative of the orthodox churches.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Absolutely beautiful cathedral situated in the center of Varna city.Great place to pray and be with yourself.

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Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Unfortunately the inside it was being redesigned by the time we have visited. But the outside and the small part inside we managed to see is rare and beautiful. It really worth to visit if you are in Varna.

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Braselton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It is a large cathedral and has some nice stained glass and frescoes and a few unique features. It is the second largest in Bulgaria and a real symbol to the local residents of this area. It has a lot of nice carvings and in general is peaceful compared to the crowds you find in other cities in these beautiful... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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