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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...more
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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Different in style to previous cathedrals that I have seen. Different atmosphere & style, much darker, but impressive non the less, just a different style.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Russex1982
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, definately worth a visit. There is sufficient parking space if you want to go there by car.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yvooo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Saint Alexandar Nevski is the biggest Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria. Located in the heart of the city it is a a must to visit for everyone. The beautiful golden domes are high above in the sky and visible from any higher spot around the whole...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Georgi K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You must to pay 10lv if you want to take photo and 30 lv for video recording! The place is beautiful with no lights !

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not much to say or see. Is a beautiful big church with high walls and a warm atmosphere. To pray or just sit and enjoy the architecture.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank arch0ntiaa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Magnificent church, inside and out. The architecture is quite breathtaking. The inside has beautiful murals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank exposed19
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautifully unique architecture both inside and out. A must visit if you're in Sofia, it's also free to enter

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oliverb868
Reviewed 6 days ago

Impressive Russian Structure. Unfortunately, badly maintained inside. All frescos are blur and scratched.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fanatic_max
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alexander Nevski Cathedral dominates its square. This building is dedicated to Russians who lost their lives while helping to free Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Inside is dark but has beautiful artwork and a few benches to sit and appreciate them. Even better is the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CKF
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's pretty much exactly what you would expect. It's a big, expensive church. Free to go inside, although, you have to pay if you want to take pictures. Inside isn't all that impressive. In our opinion, the real show is outside.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Cindy S
1 May 2018|
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Response from ania ł | Reviewed this property |
Hi i was visiting the church after 17 and it was open. Im not sure till what time it’s open, but i Think it’s normally open on Sun
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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.
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