Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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  • St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University • 8 min walk
  • Serdika II • 9 min walk
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4.5
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Very good
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Average
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Judi M
Trafalgar, Australia368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Found this while wandering around after visiting the big church. Great golden onions on top of the spires and inside was great for an eastern church. No photos allowed inside as with most orthodox churches.
Written 18 January 2020
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Йордан Пeнев
Sofia, Bulgaria31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Russian church was built with Russian money. Rumor has it that if a wish is written and passed on to a Russian priest, it comes true. From an artistic and cultural point of view, the church is richly decorated in Eastern Orthodox style.
Written 16 March 2020
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UKLouG
UK168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Small church near to the main cathedral. Pretty outside and inside. Free to visit and worth a few minutes look if you're walking between the main cathedral and St Sofia churches and the Natural History Museum.
Written 6 October 2022
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Abovetheclouds
2,075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
To see this properly and appreciate the exterior, I suggest standing across the road (at a diagnol angle). Read up first so you know what you are looking at. Then go nearer and inside. Very small but ancient. The smell of incense was lovely when we walked in. There was a ceremony on but you could still see everything as it is so small. We just couldn't walk right through. The frescoes are quite something. Free to enter. Not sure on photography as a lot of these places in Sofia, either charge you or don't allow it. I only photographed from the outside.
Written 1 May 2023
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA22,641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is another stunning Eastern Orthodox Church. The church dates back to the 13th century with a very interesting history. It is assumed the church was built on the remains of the royal palace once occupied by Constantine the Great. There are ancient remains displayed in the underground walls of the church. The grounds are beautiful and also worth spending time viewing. Unfortunately no pictures are allowed of the interior of the church.   
Written 9 December 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Wonderful old Russian Orthodox church with an incredible entrance arch. Beautiful gold domes visible from the side of the building. Inside has some wonderful painted artwork on the walls and ceiling. Free to enter but arms and legs must be covered.
Written 21 May 2023
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JJ
Berlin, Germany699 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Tiny orthodox church, situated at a busy road. It’s rather small, and a tad underwhelming to be honest - there are quite a number of orthodox churches more impressive than this one. Feel free to give this a miss.
Written 13 July 2020
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Kyriakos T
Larnaca, Cyprus72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
One of Sofia's little gems. Definitely you should visit the catacomb below the church at which you can write a note with your wishes. Later on you can pray at the tomb of Saint Nicolas and leave your note on a special wooden box. The atmosphere over there is really something worthy to experience.
Written 23 July 2022
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John M
New York City, NY735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a beautifully detailed Orthodox Church. It is not large but worth visiting. There is a small park behind the church. It is still in active use, so keep this in mind. When we visited there was a ceremony going on.
Written 21 February 2020
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Nick F
Greece235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This church is called Russian, it is dedicated to Russian soldiers who died during the Russian-Turkish war for the liberation of Bulgaria. It was opened in 1907 on the site of a destroyed market mosque. Built in traditional Russian style next to a small park in the center of Sofia it looks good. BUT! You can't take photos inside! We were disappointed!
Written 22 September 2023
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