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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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Lovely church, staff insides are a little scary

The cathedral was beautiful, but was let down by staff running up to everyone demanding money for taking photos. Just charge an entrance fee or accept it, was a little unnerving.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well, not much more to say! Very impressive structure! As a whole it adds to the amazing city but not the most impressive building to go out of your way to visit. Right next to St Sophia which is fantastic so do include in your tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral was beautiful, but was let down by staff running up to everyone demanding money for taking photos. Just charge an entrance fee or accept it, was a little unnerving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very beautiful church to visit, remember to take your hat off and no photos allowed.You can also buy a candle and wish something while you put it a light.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great locatin. A must to see if you visiting Sofia. Great architecture. Don't miss it. Close to the parliament and other great location. If you are with car. You have enough parking space around.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

after forever of trying to find my way to it, as when planning it seemed very simple, but it was not indeed. its a nice building, the cathedral itself wasn't very interesting

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and was lovely sitting with a drink to view it in the distance. Inside was breathtaking and the stained glass windows were amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best cathedral at Sofia, placed at city center, huge ceilings with fresco, ckean and quiet surroundings

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice church in central of Sofia. You can see it almost from everywhere in town. Must do in Sofia.

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is at the heart of Sofia, and its principal tourist attraction. It is visually stunning from the outside, but I found the inside a bit disappointing. Still a must see.

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Thank Alistair C
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral is really impressive by outside, huge and with that golden roofs that makes it look amazing. However inside is kind of dissapointing, the paintings are not so beautiful as in other orthodox churches and it's quite dark.

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