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one of the landmarks of Smolyan

The cathedral is the second biggest in Bulgaria and it is very new. It is covered by copper and it... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
Beautiful Cathedral

We were there while a baptism of a small child was in process and the thing that amaze us even more... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Hristo M
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3 Sep 2018
“one of the landmarks of Smolyan”
3 Jun 2018
“Beautiful Cathedral ”
Star tsentar, Smolyan 4700, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The cathedral is the second biggest in Bulgaria and it is very new. It is covered by copper and it looks very nice.

Thank TraveWithMaria
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We were there while a baptism of a small child was in process and the thing that amaze us even more than the iconic paintings was the beautiful voice of the priest and the incredible acoustic of the cathedral.

Thank Hristo M
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The second biggest cathedral in Bulgaria. Nice atmosphere. Very beautiful and amazing... It is beautiful for taking a walk and for some quiet time by yourself.

Thank Ivona I
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Located in the center of Smolyan, this is one of the most interesting buildings to visit in the region. The cathedral is very impressive, with large round space inside, well maintained, in excellent condition. It certainly deserves your attention, no matter how religious person you...More

Thank 548mihait
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This church was just along from our hotel and proved to be a quiet refuge in a busy town. The interior is very interesting.

Thank Norma31
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The construction of the temple is the glory of the faith and work of Bishop Vissarion of Smolyan, four centuries ago became a symbol of the martyred Orthodox Rhodope Mountains.

Thank DskS1
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Downtown located Cathedral of Saint Vissarion is one of the biggest in Bulgaria. While traveling in Smolyan region especially in the city itself it's a MUST SEE object.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This church is relatively new and it can offer to the tourist different architecture and a contrast compared to the other sights in the city. Don't forget to check the space simulator which is next to the church.

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