We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Reference point of the Orthodox life

Being an Orthodox it means I am familiar with the warm welcome I benefit also in this Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
575dianae
via mobile
The cathedral in the center of Varna

This is the largest church in Varna! The second largest in the country! The church is a focal point... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Andronova07
,
Varna, Bulgaria
Read all 668 reviews
649
All photos (649)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century, houses a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne as well as some interesting murals and stained glass.
Contact
Pl. Sveti Sveti Kiril I Metodiy 2, Varna, Bulgaria
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Varna
from US$ 72.73
More Info
from US$ 6.35
More Info
from US$ 72.73
More Info
from US$ 65.81
More Info
Reviews (668)
Filter reviews
288 results
Traveller rating
155
92
39
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
155
92
39
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews light candles bulgarian orthodox stained glass biggest church located right beautiful architecture walking street open to the public impressive building the heart of the city free entry worth a visit loved ones wall paintings walk around nice place to visit take pictures
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 288 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was disappointed, because i read somewhere that there is a stairs to go up in the cathedral and you can see panoramic view, but security guard told me there is no stairs.. Generally the cathedral inside is small.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simona s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an Orthodox it means I am familiar with the warm welcome I benefit also in this Cathedral, but I am sure it will be the same feeling for any other kind of religion a visitor might have.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 575dianae
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This is the largest church in Varna! The second largest in the country! The church is a focal point in the city center and one of the main tourist attractions. The icons and stained glasses inside are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andronova07
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is one of the major attraction of the city! It is the biggest church in Varna! 2nd Biggest in the country! The top of the Cathedral has real gold and silver parts. Its a must see attraction in the night!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tsvvete
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I liked this old Cathedral. I had to find something to do before the bus departed, and I went in here. It was an excellent choice. Easy access just next to old city center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mattias S
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Inside is amazing but even there the place seems to be neglected with pieces missing in the roof. It is beautiful although it seems the city could do more to tidy and fix things up a little

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hilton M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

the cathedral is arguably Varna's main attraction. It is a beautiful, well-maintained functioning cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The church is a focal point at the city centre and one of the main touristic attractions. strategically located and few minutes walk away from the sea Garden area. The entrance is free and the spiral staircase is interesting and known for its 133 steps....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Definitely a must see when you are in Varna. It is a beautiful cathedral. It is close to the city center of Varna (within walking distance). I recommend you visit this cathedral. You are also able to visit the inside as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GabbieD6
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Cathedral is very beautiful building in the center of Varna, and you have to spent little time to visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tsonkon
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Ventura Boutique Hotel
36 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel AQUA Varna
99 reviews
1.97 km away
Dionis
18 reviews
2.12 km away
Panorama Hotel
128 reviews
2.33 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 332 nearby restaurants
Restaurant Red Rock
20 reviews
1.43 km away
Buongiorno Pasta & Pizza
308 reviews
2.10 km away
Staria Chinar - Preslav
328 reviews
2.22 km away
Captain Cook Fish and Beef Restaurant
283 reviews
2.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 168 nearby attractions
Ongal Museum
9 reviews
2.28 km away
History of Varna Museum
48 reviews
2.26 km away
Museum of the History of Medicine
19 reviews
2.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Vaida A
3 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MottiB4 | Reviewed this property |
An excelent question. I had the same problem with it, when I was planning my visit. the map here is wrong!!!! Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is in the center of town, and not on the other side of the river... More
1
Vote
Lauraw_10
28 June 2016|
Answer
Response from qgora | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes as far as i know she is open every day, exceptions may be the times when there is wedding ceremony :)
0
Votes