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Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd | At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 986 2715
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3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd | At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia, Bulgaria
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"russian style"
in 13 reviews
"piece of paper"
in 8 reviews
"wishes come true"
in 6 reviews
"fairy tale"
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"beautiful exterior"
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"worth a visit"
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"nevsky cathedral"
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"the heart of the city"
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"miracle"
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"domes"
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"gold"
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"architecture"
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"grave"
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"icons"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is not so big, but from outside it's very nice, inside it's not so big with quiet a few nice pictures and statues, you still need a bit of time to enjoy this place. What I don;t like is that a big part...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm told that a lot of Sofians consider the Russian Church to be the most beautiful one in the city, and it's easy to see why. It's considerably more beautifully decorated than the clunkier (and nearby) Nevski Cathedral. I visited during a morning service, which...More

Thank LMOverby
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to some of the historic Bulgarian Orthodox churches we had been visiting in smaller towns, thus church is less spectacularly decorated. The exterior, especially the domes, are nice. A feeling if peace and calm does prevail inside.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Strange church, on of the few things that I saw in sofia because there aren’t too much activity to do in that country. In that moment there was a mass

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled across this Russian church on my way to the large Alexander Nevski Cathedral, they are situated in the same park area. I didn't go inside the Russian church, and it wasn't clear if it was open for visitors, but it was beautiful from...More

Thank Rachel N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very close to the cumbersome and less impressive St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is the glorious onion-domed Russian Church of St. Nikolay. This church is really a sight to behold, with its golden onion domes emerging skywards through a canopy of trees. The interior is quite...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set across the road from Crystal Gardens this small church is fairly quiet compared to the other historic sites.

Thank pembs101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a small park, facing st. Nevsky cathedral, the Russian church has a nice and shiny look. Just a few walking steps for Nevsky cathedral

Thank rivivisrael
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is certainly worth a visit. Also inside it is a beauty of its own kind. From across the street a pretty picture with blue sky and ink tulips in the field. You just cannot miss it!

Thank JK_NL_13
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing church. The golden rooftops do give it an aura and specially when sunshine includes oN the golden tiles...wow!

Thank Pedro L
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