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Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

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Address: 3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd | At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia, Bulgaria
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+359 2 986 2715
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My favourite church in Sofia!

This church is a piece of art! Its in the center of the city and soon after visiting it you have a lot more to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This church is a piece of art! Its in the center of the city and soon after visiting it you have a lot more to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Beautiful mosaic on frontal portal.Dark and peaceful inside. Visit the crypt of St Nikolai the Miracle worker.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This Church is beautiful, and a must see in Sofia. The Church is not open all the time, but the beauty is mostly on the outside. It is located very close to Aleksander Nevski Church and in the park between the two Churches there is a small flea market.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Although typical of Russian orthodox churches this is a unique church in the heart of Sofia. It is a really cool sight worth a detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

When churches dot the landscape of Sofia, this one doesnt need to vie for aťtention as it is really beautiful with its details and form. When groups of tourist take turns for photo ops this is one of the beautiful sights for the walk tour.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you like visiting churches, this church is different indeed. Not many Russian orthodox churches in Sofia. Very glam inside. Worth checking the church shop- Russian jewellery in beautiful and not going to break the bank balance

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I loved this Russian church. It's small but very pretty and sticks out, due to its little gardens around it. Inside it's very dark and beautifully painted. When we went there was a service and singing going on which was atmospheric.

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Thank Rhian S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you need calmness and your soul seek peace this is the right place. As soon as you go in God is up to you. And don't forget to write a wish list and put it in a special box.

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Thank Tatyana S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

See it, feel it. It is different and so similar to other orthodox churches. Recently renewed, a place in the heart of Sofia near other grate historic buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I f you want to learn about architecture and religion. The mass is held standing and the liturgic fascinating. If you like architecture this building is a gem.

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