At the crypt of , a box with handwritten messages stands next to the tomb of the former Bishop Seraphim. Locals consider him a miracle worker and believe that he answers prayers and makes wishes come true. The church's white-and-green tiled exterior is topped with five small, golden domes. Inside, you'll find four icons on the iconostasis, modeled after the icons from Kiev's St. Vladimir cathedral. The builders and the artists who painted the interior walls also worked on the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Built on the Russian Embassy's initiative between 1907 and 1914, the church served as а center for numerous Russian emigrants in Bulgaria. Note that information at the site is available only in Russian and Bulgarian. Put Temple Sveti Nikolay into our Sofia trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sofia.
Temple Sveti Nikolay reviews
One of the most interesting churches in Sofia. Relatively new, completed in 1914. The church is now in the diocese of the Moscow Patriarchate.
The most beautiful church in Sofia! The park behind it is also a great place to chill with friends during the hot summer dats, due to the gigantic trees making perfect shade. Also not so many people, so it is great spot to escape fr the mainstream crowd around during Friday's nights and weekends!
Plan your trip to Sofia
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Sofia
Side trips from Sofia
Museums in Sofia
Hidden gems in Sofia
Shopping in Sofia
Nearby attractions in Sofia
Trips to Temple Sveti Nikolay by other users
4 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM UKRAINE Temple Sveti Nikolay Saint Sofia Monument Rila Monastery 60 days in South Korea & Sofia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA Ulsan Daegu Yeosu 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA Berlin Prague Cesky Krumlov 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Istanbul Sofia Bucharest 15 days in Eastern Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Prague Cluj-Napoca Budapest 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Amsterdam Munich Bratislava