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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 5 days ago via mobile

A magnificent building on the outside with a wondrous interior. The height of the dome inside with the frescos is unbelievable. The alter is a work of art in itself. Although we did not hear music the day we attended , the acoustics are supposed...More

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 6 days ago

VISIT at all cost, without any doubt! The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Bulgarian: Hram-pametnik „Sveti Aleksandar Nevski“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Thank Vini V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is slap bang right in the middle of the road. For some people, the most important thing is to kiss/touch lots of icons. For me, it's to appreciate architecture and majesty - this has both. Beware the camera police - easily avoided with a...More

Thank Sebastian F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest cathedral in Bulgaria built in honour of Russian soldiers fallen in Russian-Ottoman war while liberating Bulgaria. Great monument outside, not very pompous inside. Also you have to pay 10 BGN for taking pictures indoor.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches I have seen, inside and out. Iconic in Sofia for good reason. Check it out!

Thank RunnerSof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent church with a beautiful view from outside and the great atmosphere inside. I will recommend it for everyone visiting Sofia

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really lucky to have the chance to film from the Bell Tower of Alexander Nevski. I have no idea if this tour is optional for tourists but it's worth it to ask. The Bells are huge and respectful. The place is very special.

Thank Billyana
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful cathedral that I saw as part of the Free Sofia Tour (which I also highly recommend). It is simply beautiful to behold both inside and out, with admission being free into the cathedral itself. Well worth making time after the tour to visit...More

Thank Jack_A_Whit
Reviewed 1 week ago

A impressive church that is easily reached from the town center. Free admission and incredible artwork both inside and outside the church. Well worth a look.

Thank frasse_k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old cathedral that reeks history. Easy to access and a pleasure to visit. It also makes a pleasant respite from the summer heat.

Thank Peter G
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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.
20 January 2017|
Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Until 18:00 h