Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

4.4
#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Varna
See a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. Prince Alexander Battenberg placed the first stone in the foundations of the cathedral on Aug. 22, 1880. The large Byzantine-cross church is topped with golden onion domes. A group of Bulgarian and Russian artists painted the frescoes on the interior walls in the 1940s. The stained-glass windows depict St. Cyril, St. Methodius, St. Kliment, and St. Angelarius. You can climb 133 steps up the narrow, spiral staircase to the bell tower for views of the city. You must pay a fee to take photos of the interior. Plan to see Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin and other attractions that appeal to you using our Varna trip itinerary planner.
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  • Immediately you enter this beautiful church, you get a sense of its deep roots in the lives of the people. Hardly an inch of its walls and high dome are covered with paintings and icons referencing...  more »
  • One of many Orthodox Churches/Cathedrals in Bulgaria. It’s a must to visit whenever you can any Churches/Cathedrals as these will give great imagination on how rich Bulgaria is with their history and....  more »
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