Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Varna

Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Varna (must see)

The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral 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.

The decoration of the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral began after 1949 under Professor N. Rostovtsev, who donated the narthex murals.

The large painted windows were installed in the 1960s. Saints Cyril and Methodius are depicted on the larger south ones (looking towards the square), while the north ones portray St Angelarius and St Clement of Ohrid.

The copper domes, damaged by patina, were reconstructed and gilded in the spring of 2000. The façade was renovated the same year.

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Sight Name: Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral
Sight Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Sight Type: Religious Site
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Varna Religious Sights Tour  

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