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Church St. Nicholas the Thaumaturge

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Church of Saint Nicholas

Not very big but colorful church in the center of Varna, built in 1865 also known as Sea Church, in... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
yegorb306
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Minsk, Belarus
A lovely church to visit, the interior is still 'very original' from how they were 100+ years ago

This is a working church so it is not focused on 'tourism'. It is focused upon it's role as a... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
SAPWanderer
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London
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“Small and nothing special”
29 Jul 2017
“Church of Saint Nicholas”
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"Knyaz Boris I" Blvd 35, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Small and nothing special - usual painted walls and ornate features. Nice fountain outside if you want a shady rest

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Not very big but colorful church in the center of Varna, built in 1865 also known as Sea Church, in honour of St. Nicholas, defender of the sailors.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a working church so it is not focused on 'tourism'. It is focused upon it's role as a church. Having said that, we were certainly made welcome to look at the church as tourists and it is a lovely example of the Bulgarian...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SAPWanderer
Reviewed 15 November 2016

According to the Orthodox mithology St Nicholas is the patron of sailors and merchants, therefore this church is well known and popular among the citizens of Varna city. It is small but centrally located in the main pedestrian area and totally worth the visit with...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DOBCHO
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Not the huge church with a lot of people but rather a smaller and more quiet place to visit. Take your time and souk in the feeling here.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank aixcracker
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Located in the busy pedestrain zone, this beautiful small church is worth the few meters to step in. I personally like to have a quiet (and cool) moment of rest there.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank MAPKYCHUK
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Wonder ful church to visit if you love beautiful archticture and painting it gives a great sense of peace when you are in the building worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Frances P
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is our third week in Varna and we've seen quite a few churches of varying sects and this was one of my favorites. The paintings of fishermen, rough seas, anchors and St Nicholas, their patron Saint are so moving. You can see in the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Since this church is very close to the place I live and I am seaman, it is very special for me. There are some nice wall paintings, well preserved and beautiful icons. it closes at 17:00pm.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank lubomir_stoyanov
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This small church is absolutely impressive from its interior. Very old paintings, all nicely preserved. Compared to the big Cathedral the size is much smaller, but you feel even more the history of this country. I think this is a "must" for every visitor to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Alexander Z
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