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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
+359 2 986 2715
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

It's a small church that many love either for their religion or for the building's architecture. The facade with its mosaics is certainly very well maintained. No photography allowed in the sanctuary. The frescos need serious restoration. Most are very dark, some covered with almost...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Very beautiful orthodox church. In Bulgarian churches headcover is not obligatory but as it is a Russian church, headcover is highly reccomendable. Don't miss the crypt where St. Seraphim is buried. It has separate entrance at the back of the church. People of Sofia believe...More

Thank airamdol
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is a Russian church, so you will see a lot of gold colors. The outside is beautiful and very small, but the inside is quite big.

Thank djidrovo1
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

It's a small church, shows Russian design. If you have time worth to see but nothing special. Worth a see but not worth breaking a day trip specially for it.

Thank Erik I
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The exterior of the church was recently restored with Russian government support. The interior is still in need of a make-over as many of the frescos are darkened by the smoke of candles. It is a small church built on the site of a mosque...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Russian Orthodox church in the very center of Sofia. Very nice architecture with golden cubes. The building is not as big as the churches in Russia, but is very impressive.

Thank Jivko V
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A nice church but very small. The church itself is arguably nicer to look at from the outside than it is inside which is fairly unremarkable. There is the added crypt which is worth a look but neither the church nor the crypt is particularly...More

Thank robfry1987
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I always visit all Churches dedicated to Saint Nicholas as I'm a fervent devotee of him. Well this church is very impressive and well kept. Well Done

Thank Marianne A
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Built in 1882 as the official Russian Orthodox church in Sofia - the embassy was located next to it but has since been relocated. A very beautiful building, amazingly preserved and inside - although small - is breathtaking. It's on one of the main streets...More

Thank EdinburghToSofia
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The orthodox russian church of St. Nicolai is located in the heart of Sofia, a few minutes from the Nevsky cathedral (Metro stations of Serdica, and The University of Sofia). The exterior of this church is very eye catching - a structure in white and...More

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