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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 1704
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Completed in 1912, St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral Stauropigial Memorial-Church is an impressive landmark in Sofia. The church was built as a memorial to the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish Liberation War (1877-1878).
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“worth a visit” (88 reviews)
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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
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"neo byzantine style"
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"take pictures"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"bulgarian orthodox"
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"impressive building"
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"flea market"
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"visit sofia"
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"icons"
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"domes"
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"interior"
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful architecture and murals - unfortunately too dimly lit inside to see much but it's humbling nevertheless.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I only spent 24 hours In Sofa. In this time I explored the night life and then the city early morning. In the morning I found a nice coffee shop and sat and viewed this Cathedral completely by accident. It was dead centre of the...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church is in the very centre of the city, near Parliament. It is a place of history, culture and religion. Entrance is free but you have to pay if you take photos

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If there is a sight in the center of Sofia that tourists will not miss, then it is the Alexandar Nevski Cathedral, one of the biggest churches of Orthodox Christianity. The size of this religious building, built of limestone with either gold- or copper-plated cupolas,...More

Thank saronic
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This cathedral is the main attraction point in Sofia and it's easy to see why as inside it is simple stunning. When we visited on a Sunday morning we were lucky enough to catch a service and hear the choir singing, it gave me goosebumps...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Russian inspired but full of atmosphere forvthose prepared to ponder and enjoy the opulent history. Check out the history too

Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am always at awe with old churches, how impressively designed and built they were. This Cathedral is definitely one of them. We were lucky that when we visited the Cathedral, there was a group of male tourists who are probably a member of an...More

Thank jesse l
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful and historically important cathedrals in Europe. I love to pray there. And I admire icons and wall paintings. This fantastic place needs urgent renovation.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even if relIgion is not your thing, do not skip this while you In town. The view is absolutely impressive. Everything else within the city is within reach from here.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a very big, impressive building and worth going inside. The pictures inside are quite dim though, so probably not worth paying to take pictures/video. Just wander in and appreciate it.

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Cindy S
1 May 2018|
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Response from Lateczka | Reviewed this property |
Hi i was visiting the church after 17 and it was open. Im not sure till what time it’s open, but i Think it’s normally open on Sun
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hfwatson
21 February 2017|
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I didn't see any access where that would be allowed. It was a pretty quiet day though. I couldn't swear that it wasn't available at some other time.
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AngelaArmo
20 January 2017|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Until 18:00 h
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