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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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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful church but much more interesting from the exterior than the interior. Very small inside with some 11th - 14th century paintings. Don't need to go inside unless you're so inclined.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although rather small, this is a typical Russian Orthodox church - worth a flyby visit. Just like all religious places in Sofia, there is security watching your every move - usually, to stop you taking pictures etc.

Thank Sebastian F
Reviewed 4 days ago

An early 20th century church, built for Russian diplomates in Sofia, officially known as the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. Not very old, not very big, not very spectacular as it seemed to be.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fairy tale looking church nestled in the bustling city heart almost in the shadow on the Alexander Nevski Cathedral but, this place can hold its own. It's exquisite architecture of domes and spires topped in gold - like a mini Kremlin Dark and sombre...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Church is very nice looking from the outside. The inside is small and very ornate with lots of gold inside. It is good for Church lovers.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little Russian Orthodox Church, the resting place of the local miracle saint of Sofia. Do not forget to go downstairs to put your wish in a small piece of paper!

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must to see in the center of Sofia, not far away of St. Alexander cathedral. Beautiful old icons and mural art. It is not big but has all the elements of an old Russian Church.

Thank simani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the handful of must-see churches in central Sofia. Not far from the Nevski church, if you are in the area, stop in and enjoy the beauty. Highly recommended.

Thank LAM487
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

..... on the way to Alexander Nevski Cathedral so well worth dropping in. Atmospheric and typical - just imagine it swirling with incense while a bearded patriarch intones a blessing.

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful churches in Sofia. It is situated along one of the main roads in Sofia and is easily found.

Thank Nadoligllawen
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