Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

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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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  • Visited the Cathedral one morning and found a beautiful big church with a lot of beautiful icons inside, both painted directly on the walls or on display for dedicated prayers. From what we read, it.....  more
    Visited the Cathedral one morning and found a beautiful big church with a lot of beautiful icons inside, both painted directly on the walls or on display for dedicated prayers. From what we read, it.....  more »
  • Small but stunning cathedral. This is the gem of Varna and is extremely pretty with lots of magnificent paintings. Well worth visit if your in Varna, a must see. 
    Small but stunning cathedral. This is the gem of Varna and is extremely pretty with lots of magnificent paintings. Well worth visit if your in Varna, a must see.  more »

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