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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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Saint Alexander Cathedral

A must to see while in Sofia. In fact, it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.

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Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must to see while in Sofia. In fact, it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This kathedraal is beautiful! The building is huge. We only needed +/- half hour to look at it and take pictures

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Bolton, Canada
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How could one come to Sofia and not go to this beautiful church built to commemorate the Russian soldiers (and others) who fought for Bulgarian independence from the Ottoman Turk empire?! The Gold domes are just a hint of the Beauty inside! Spectacular pictures of the front facade in the late afternoon sun!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Main interior building disappointing....so dark that it was hard to see frescos. You have to pay if you want to take photos....don't think worth it. Understand the crypt and other parts you pay for are better.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Top sight in Sofia, set in the heart of the city, easy to get there. Surroundings are great, a lot of nice buildings around so you can combine your visit with other worth seeing places. Nice park with stalls full of handicraft objects on your way. Definitely a must see!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in April 2017. Clean & tidy The area gives a feel of very "Eastern European". Very picturesque surroundings. Parking isn't an issue. It's paid. Blue Zone. It's 2 leva per hour (1 euro) paid by SMS if you have a Bulgarian phone or to an attendant. Paid parking also applies on a Saturday till 2pm. Sundays are free. The... More 

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited during Easter 2017. It is an impressive church really worthy of a visit. A must for 1st time visitors in Sofia.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm not sure that you need visit also from inside. By my opinion is best time to visit this place at late afternoon, but before the sunset.

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amazing church with amazing echo and christian service with chorus.A place you should visit when you go to Sofia

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Bulgarian: Храм-паметник „Свети Александър Невски“, Hram-pametnik „Sveti Aleksandar Nevski“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia's symbols... More 

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