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Assumption Cathedral

Varna, Bulgaria
4.9 / 67
The Cathedral of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, which is located in the center of Varna. It was inaugurated in 1886 in honor of the liberation of the city from the rule of the Ottoman Empire with the active participation of the Russian Emperor Alexander II, whose wife was an aunt to Prince Battenberg. In the architecture of the cathedral you can see the features of the Byzantine style, elements of Russian temple construction, and even some Gothic touches.



Skele Tun
Very beautiful cathedral, recommend to go inside, for free. It took my breath.
Spencer Hawken
Beautiful Cathedral with well preserved frescos and striking golden spires. If you take photos be sure to leave a donation and remember this is a place of worship first, tourist attraction second, so many people on our visit obscuring peoples opportu.. Read more »
Nazanin R
So beautiful 😍 The Dormition of the mother of God Cathedral is the largest church building in Varna and the third largest cathedral in Bulgaria (after St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia and St. Dimitar Cathedral in Vidin). Officially opened on .. Read more »
michael bakun
If you are in Varna, Bulgaria, you must first go in and see the most famous cathedral! The entrance is free, the place is huge and spectacular. An impressive building from the outside but even more impressive from the inside, it is located near Varn.. Read more »
Avihay Froochzad
Beautiful cathedral in the middle of Varna. I recommend to visit it in daylight.
This cathedral is from the outside very beautiful as it is from the inside. You can do your prayers. I am the person to take advantage of the cultural and religious institutions. Learn and see new things. This cathedral is small, but very beautiful
Galina Lokshina
It is wonderful! We were lucky to hear them singing. I'd give 6 stars :)
Samuel Walter
Stunning interior and the entry is free. Should be on everyone's bucket list when in Varna
Bell enthusiast
The church looks amazing, the bell ringing skills are amazing, the bells sound amazing, even after over 25 years of use! All and all, everything about the church is amazing except for the fact that the bells are automatic
Ivan Ivanov (XxKenchetoxX
Amazing architecture, truly fascinating culture. I am very happy to have witnessed this wonderful religious and sacred place!
Artem Kravchenko
Cool place. There are little palm trees near the cathedral and seagulls and cats all over the place.
brandyandcoke rumandcoke
Like most religious buildings they are both a place of beauty as well as worship no matter what the faith, and this Cathedral is no exception. Differing in the sense that the walls are painted with beautiful murals, I didn't venture too far as I.. Read more »
Omer Ilyasli
Cathedral is the largest church building in Varna and of the biggest in whole Bulgaria, with a long history. It is literally at the heart of Varna and one of the symbols of Varna.
Juan Salanova
Sadly it was in reforms, but seems to be a beautiful ancient orthodox cathedral.
VOAD x Rol
Sadly it was full in reforms, but what we saw was amazing.
Wiktor Pacierpnik
Highly recomend this monastery to go in and stay for some time. The spirit can be felt in each corner. Paintings in the walls are very sophisticated and old which with combination of light and smell from oil lamps makes this unereputable senses.
Might AMV
It looks good and they have recently renewed the gold on top of the church but most of the time It's quite dirty and for the last 3-4 years It's been under construction.
Aj Dimitrov
One of my favorite orthodox churches in the city of Varna. This is the cathedral down town and it is simply stunning!
Now when now that it's being repaired it's not that fantabulous but still not bad. I expirenced huge signal interference there btw with DJI Mavic Mini
Cristina Cristina
An Orthodox Cathedral in Varna that's a MUST SEE objective. I came back this year and found it more beautiful, good preservation of the paintings, wonderful wood embroideries of the iconostaais and chandeliers. A blissful place to pray!
Konstantin Vasilev
Probably the most iconic symbol of Varna, the cathedral is located on a hill that can be seen from many parts of the city including the pier. It has fascinating architecture and decoration and it is free to visit. It is a must see for every visitor o.. Read more »
Lora Nielsen
Beautiful - outside and inside. Great Orthodox interior with multiple icons and drawings on the walls. If you are Christian do buy some candles at the entrance and light them up - usually the Orthodox people buy 2 each and light them up respectively .. Read more »
Sinan Şahin
The most important historical achitecture of the city. It doesn't seem so big from the outside but when you are in, you can see the right measure. The acoustic is fine, echoes are not disturbing. You can see many visitors all day long there.
Yousef Shukha
Loved the place - a very ancient beautiful church. Very calm inside. On entrance, there is a helpful lady that explains the time table for different masses and sells souvenirs. Recommended for visit ??
Gregor McHardy
This is a beautiful church with active worship going on most of the time. We were mistakenly informed that one could not take photos while in the church, and later that one could buy a pass to take photos, but might have to display it many times to w.. Read more »