Temple Sveti Nikolay, Sofia

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At the crypt of , a box with handwritten messages stands next to the tomb of the former Bishop Seraphim. Locals consider him a miracle worker and believe that he answers prayers and makes wishes come true. The church's white-and-green tiled exterior is topped with five small, golden domes. Inside, you'll find four icons on the iconostasis, modeled after the icons from Kiev's St. Vladimir cathedral. The builders and the artists who painted the interior walls also worked on the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Built on the Russian Embassy's initiative between 1907 and 1914, the church served as а center for numerous Russian emigrants in Bulgaria. Note that information at the site is available only in Russian and Bulgarian. Put Temple Sveti Nikolay into our Sofia trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sofia.
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  • Wheelchair Access - NO Another Russian Orthodox church in another city (there are hundreds dotted around Eastern and Central Europe). This is one has a postcard-perfect exterior and a quite delightful...  more »
  • both on the outside and inside. Orthodox and full of charm. With the blue sky, the colors stand out even more.
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