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Varna Walking and Wine Tasting Tour: Cultural Treasures
"Your half-day Varna walking and wine tasting tour and adventure starts after meeting up with a friendly professional guide and starting off for the archaeological museum in Varna. More than 4000 years old this museum changed historians’ idea of how civilization developed. It is one of the oldest collections of gold objects in the world and houses thousands of necklaces bracelets and other ornaments. Take time to explore the collection and marvel at the ornate pieces on display. After the museum continue on to the famous cathedral of the Assumption one of the most iconic buildings in the city of Varna. Then enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Baths
From EUR57.00
 
Pokémon GO Varna Private Walking Tour
"Meet your Pokemon guide and start your exploring the Bulgarian sea capital inside out. This extraordinary tour will mix virtual reality with hands-on experience. One of the sights on the way are the archaeological museum where you can admire one of bracelets and jewelry. This discovery is more than 4000 years before Christ and changed the mind of historians in the idea of the development of civilization.Another sights are the cathedral 'Assumption' one of the most iconic buildings in the city the Roman Baths which are the largest in the Balkans and so many others with plenty of game play and scenery."""Be fascinated by the best and expert guide in Varna to show you around the place in hunt for Pokemons in unique surroundings in the sea capital of Bulgaria.
From EUR78.00
 
Varna Walking and Wine Tasting Tour: Cultural Treasures
"Your half-day Varna walking and wine tasting tour and adventure starts after meeting up with a friendly professional guide and starting off for the archaeological museum in Varna. More than 4000 years old this museum changed historians’ idea of how civilization developed. It is one of the oldest collections of gold objects in the world and houses thousands of necklaces bracelets and other ornaments. Take time to explore the collection and marvel at the ornate pieces on display. After the museum continue on to the famous cathedral of the Assumption one of the most iconic buildings in the city of Varna. Then enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Baths
From EUR57.00

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The Cathedral of Varna

TheCathedral is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Varna, officially opened on 30 August 1886. It is the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna.
Primarily materials from the vicinity of Varna were used for the construction of the cathedral. Stones from the destroyed fortified walls of the city were collected, material for the façade was brought from the neighbouring villages of Lyuben Karavelovo and Kumanovo, the inner columns were made of local stone. The outer columns under the windows used stone from Rousse and the arches relied on limy freestone. Copper plates for the roof, as well as elevating gear to lift the blocks of stone, were brought from England

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mirchica
Jun 09, 2008

The Cathedral "Holy Godmother" 1886

The Cathedral "Holy Godmother" built in 1886, is THE landmark of the city.
Its architectural design was made in St. Petersburg / Russia. The cathedral is famous for its murals and icons.The sqare in front of the cathedral is used for Navy parades , celebrations and festivities.

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desert_princess
Dec 07, 2007

The Cathedral

The Cathedral is the main hallmark of Varna. It's named Uspenie Presvyatiya Bogoroditzi or the Assumption of the Holly Mother in honour of the Russian empress Maria Alexandrovna who was aunt of that day bulgarian ruler, prince Alexander I Batenberg.

The Cathedral was meant to symbolize the separation of the bulgarian church from the greek one and to show our close ties with the russian church after the Russo-Turkish war ( that led to liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman empire). The history behind its building is very interesting, as material was brought from all over bulgaria and europe. The first stone was laid in 1880 and it took only 6 years to be finished.

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zlatiq
Dec 03, 2007

The Church of the Assumption

This is one of the most famous buildings and symbols of Varna.

The Church of the Assumption, the second in scale after St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, was erected in 1884-1886 by Gencho Kunev in honour of the Liberation from Ottoman yoke. It has got a spacious interior, where you can see a woodcarver iconostasis by masters belonging to the school of Debur, stained glass... The church was painted in 1949-1950.

You can even climb 133 steps to the bell-tower and enjoy the view over the surroundings.

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viddra
Aug 10, 2007
 
 
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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

This beautiful cathedral was built between 1880 and 1886 and is the third in size in Bulgaria (largest is the Aleksander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia). It has very colourful murals from the late 1940ies.
Admission is free, but if you want to take photos inside, you'll be charged 5 BGN. The cathedral is open from 6am to 10pm.

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bijo69
Aug 17, 2006

Varna Cathedral

The Varna Cathedral (1884-1886) - second in scale after St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia.

Erected in honour of the Liberation from Ottoman yoke. Modern Byzantine architecture, spacious interior, woodcarved iconostasis by masters belonging to the School of Debur, stained glass. Painted in 1949-1950, it is declared monument of culture.

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novsco61
Oct 13, 2004

Cathedral

It is located in the center of the city. I am surte you will like it. Just be very careful with your handbags and rucksacks in the central region and busses as there are many jypsies there and you will not notice when they steel your wallet.

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Galyam
Mar 29, 2004

The Cathedral of the Assumption

The 19th century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is an imposing landmark, which contains a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne, some interesting murals and stained glass.

The 2nd century thermae are the remains of the largest Roman public building in Bulgaria. During this century enough has been revealed by archaeologists to give a good impression of the original layout, though some parts of the building remain hidden under nearby streets. Coming across an extensive ancient building amidst the streets and houses of a modern city is not unusual in Bulgaria, but is always a delight.

Further from the centre, a granite monument commemorates the Battle of Varna, which took place in 1444. Here 30,000 Crusaders were waiting to sail to Constantinople when they were attacked by 120,000 Turks. The Polish King Ladislas was killed in a bold attempt to capture the Sultan Murad. The subsequent retreat foreshadowed Christendom's general retreat before the advancing Ottomans.

North of Varna there is a cluster of seaside resorts all with fine - sandy beaches but differing in size and style.

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Jan 16, 2003
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"A Local Brewery and Some Superb Restaurants..."
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"Varna- one of my favourite cities"
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"Varna - our sea Capital"
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"Varna - Nice City with Beautiful Girls"
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The Cathedral of the Assumption

The 19th century Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is an imposing landmark, which contains a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne, some interesting murals and stained glass.

The 2nd century thermae are the remains of the largest Roman public building in Bulgaria. During this century enough has been revealed by archaeologists to give a good impression of the original layout, though some parts of the building remain hidden under nearby streets. Coming across an extensive ancient building amidst the streets and houses of a modern city is not unusual in Bulgaria, but is always a delight.

Further from the centre, a granite monument commemorates the Battle of Varna, which took place in 1444. Here 30,000 Crusaders were waiting to sail to Constantinople when they were attacked by 120,000 Turks. The Polish King Ladislas was killed in a bold attempt to capture the Sultan Murad. The subsequent retreat foreshadowed Christendom's general retreat before the advancing Ottomans.

North of Varna there is a cluster of seaside resorts all with fine - sandy beaches but differing in size and style.

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Dalibor79
Jan 16, 2003

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

This Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is the landmark of Varna. Prince Alexander Battenberg placed the first stone in the foundation of the construction on August 22, 1880. The building was completed in 1886.

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Leipzig
Sep 05, 2002

Visit the cathedral of the Holy Virgin

Of course you shouldn't miss the cathedral of the Holy Virgin or “Sveto Uspenie Bogorodichno”. It is the most impressive monument in Varna and is located in the heart of town.

ivai
Jan 05, 2006

The Cathedral

The cathedral in Varna looks nice by day, but you must go to see it at night when it is lit up, it looks stunning.

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ettenaj
Nov 06, 2004

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Dolphinarium

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Roman Thermae

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Stone Forest - Pobitite Kamani

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