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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Really impressive ! Monument you have to see when in Sofia ..even better in the evenong lighted ..really enjoyed !

Thank Leda D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s so beautiful inside as well as outside We recommend lighting a candle, there a little kiosks just inside the door where you can buy one for cheap

Thank quitaurquhart
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church is really beautiful, majestic and outstanging. Take a guided tour so you can hear its history and take your time in here to enjoy the spirit.

Thank catymullerde
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very beautiful cathedral inside and out. This is one of the bigger tourist attractions in Sofia. When we visited it was a bit cloudy, but when we got out of the cathedral the sun was out and the building looked just amazing. There's lot's...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice to go and visit but no need for a tour. It was not very busy when we were there but there were plenty of buses parked out the front.

Thank Kokoo44
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I went to Sofia I pay a visit to this beautiful Cathedral. Silent and peace. A place to remember.

Thank Gianmaria B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute stunning from the outside, huge, beautiful. It is a bit darf from the inside, hope they can fix that one day

Thank fatamata
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked the outside! Beautiful, imposing and an eye catcher. The inside of the cathedral is a mixture of awe-inspiring frescos and fading glory. While some of the frescos are really well preserved, others are badly damaged by heat, flame, moisture and old age. Definitly...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must go if you are in Sofia. Beautiful cathedral, not especially pretty on the inside but definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a must place to visit for the first timer in Sofia, the place is one of the city's icon. Went inside to saw the interior, entrance is free, but you must pay 10 leva for taking picture.

Thank yane16
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hfwatson
20 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.
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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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