The Most Beautiful Churches in Bulgaria

St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral | © Smarkov2 / Pixabay
Maria Angelova

As an Orthodox Christian country, Bulgaria has many beautiful churches to showcase its religious architecture. While a number are impressive for their age, others are notable for their role in important historical events. Take a tour of some of the most beautiful among them and learn their stories.

1. The Russian Church, Sofia


Saint Nicholas Church in Sofia is simply known as the Russian Church for its typical Russian religious architecture. It is located in the city center and attracts visitors with its beautiful intricate decoration and with the legend that by visiting its crypt and writing your innermost desire on a piece of paper, you will have your wish fulfilled. Why not give it a try?

2. Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral, Varna


This is one of the biggest Orthodox catherdals in Bulgaria, with intricate details and ornaments typical of the interior of Bulgarian churches. Dormition of the Mother of God in Varna features beautiful stained glass windows dedicated to the saints who invented and taught the Cyrillic script.

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