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Address: Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Completed in 1912, St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral Stauropigial...

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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The church is a monument definitely worth seeing. The architecture is impressive, and the interior is excellently preserved. There are many corners of the church to explore, and... read more

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is a monument definitely worth seeing. The architecture is impressive, and the interior is excellently preserved. There are many corners of the church to explore, and each will leave one feeling peaceful and at ease. Definitely shouldn't be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive and striking cathedral. It really dominates the streets around it from various Angels. Free to enter and it is really interesting inside. Worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once in Sofia, the Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral can't be missed. It is extensively covered at many TripAdvisor reviews. What I would like to point is a not well known "secret", a bit on the side from the main areas of interest. Within the mural paintings covering the walls there maybe, here and there, more than a hundred "generic" angels.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful place in the center of Sofia I recommend to see its fantastic !!!! All the roof are gold and the other is beautiful too !!! Bulgaria is very friendly and gentle country at all. I'm happy to live in this country !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful orthodox church. Very intimate and impressive, with locals praying and attending. Something not to miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see attraction if you are passing through Sofia. Free entry and you could spend 5 minutes or 45 checking out the 140 year old, gothic architecture and orthodox artefacts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a look if you are in Sofia. The Cathederal is quite impressive. Touring it is a quick process.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous cathedral, check out the adjacent park to find Bulgarian & communist relics from the street vendors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the unmissable. roof made of gold leaf. interior beautiful, but have to pay for pictures or video.

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Neobizantian stile. Tipical ortodox church with very nice iconostas and wall paintigs. Domes cavered from outside with gold.

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