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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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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 1704
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cathedral's not only a symbol for Sofia, and Bulgaria as well. It keeps the interest of all generations with its history & human values.

Thank plamen_dontchev
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during the day, but returned after dark for a totally different experience. Highly recommend visiting after dark.

Thank jdbird324
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is huge and magnificent cathedral. Very beautiful inside and out. Dedicated to Russian czar Alexander II.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit! Beautiful on the outside and the inside. Be aware that clothing restrictions apply for women. It's worth the visit.

Thank djidrovo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Distinctive architecture with the layers of cupolas but even more interesting the history behind it. Dedicated to Czar Alexander II who won the battle at Nevsky and thus responsible for overthrowing the Turks, the Cathedral expresses gratitude to him. The interior is built from gleaming...More

Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing looking building and it was nice to see that it as well as being a tourist attraction it is obviously still used for religious purposes. Make sure you visit it at night as well as it is beautifully lit up.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really Nice Church from the outside, go for a visit if you are in the City , they are WAY over exaggerating on selling how amazing it is...where as there's some other really nice even small and impressive churches without having to pay in Sofia

2  Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked this church a lot. it has golden tops. it is located in the top center of Sofia on a very good location

Thank Tsvetan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral looks very nice both from the outside and the inside. It's probably one of the top attractions in Sofia, even though they make you pay pretty much (like 5€) to take pictures inside. It doesn't take a lot of time to visit it.

Thank gerjoohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Sofia? Well this is a big must, it's an amazing building and worth the visit. Clearly has a great architecture and a history behind it. No costs to enter but cameras and video seem to be forbidden inside.

Thank Erik I
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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