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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...more
Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 1704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A definite must see in Sofia, beautiful cathedral. Entrance is free but to take photos it costs 10LEV, and they will catch you if you try!!! Would recommend this to anyone visiting Sofia.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful cathedral, entrance is free but taking pictures is 10 lev (about 5 euro) . Don't think you can get away with taking pictures in secret, they'll notice.

Thank Caitlin A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The largest cathedral in Bulgaria - it can hold up to 10 000 people inside. Easy to find in the heart of Sofia just behind the parliament. You can also visit its crypt - it is a museum of the Christian art and it hold...More

Thank tkalinova
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unique cathedral in the heart of Sofia. Impressive architecture, distinct golden domes. Free entrance.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very popular church herr in the city centre. You will not miss it on your tour of the city.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting this church was great experience. Very impressive one! Her golden domes and whole architecture are so beautiful.

Thank Sinisha V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have travelled extensively throughout Europe & it's so lovely to see how beautiful & different all these grand cathedrals are. The architecture is stunning & it does distinguish it from the other churches in Sofia. It costs 10 Lev to take photos of the...More

Thank lyz-the-activist
Reviewed 1 week ago

This remarkable cathedral is the symbol of Sofia. Set in Sofia city center, I can say it is the most known place worth to be seen. The Cathedral is impressive with its architecture sltyle, interesting interior and its gold plated domes could be seen from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Cathedral built to memorialise the soldiers who died in the Turkish/Russian war which freed Bulgaria from 500 years of Ottoman rule. Very impressive externally.

Thank Lesleyjoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cities main cathedral is situated greatley, but it lacks of history, this you will find in many of the other churches of Sofia. The entrance is free, but taking pictures cost you 10 lev. In the basement is an interesting icon museum

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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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21 February 2017|
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Response from LWood2277 | Reviewed this property |
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.
20 January 2017|
Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Until 18:00 h