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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 1704
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Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 988 1704
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral is the most beautiful Cathedral in Sofia outside and inside. I would recommend to go there on Sunday .

Thank Nurit Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral is a Memorial Church built to honour the memory of the thousands of Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Moldavian, Finnish and Romanian soldiers who lost their lives during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78), following which Bulgaria gained independence from the Ottoman rule. The...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is very beautiful from the outside.. different from any other cathedrals I have seen. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank IvanaHumphrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit. A good example of Neo-Byzantine architecture. Beware of taking photos without buying a permit though.It's 10 leva for a permit.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth a visit it is imposing and stands in the centre of Sofia. in the sunlight the glint on the roof is quite beautiful. you go here to see thi.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge building, built in Neo-Byzantine. Rooftop of the cathedral is made from a pure gold. From inside, cathedral is painted with really nice frescos and icons. It kind of reminds me of cathedrals from "Templar" based movies and video games :D Only thing I didn't...More

Thank Djordje B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located not far away from the center, it's a good stroll from the main street. On the way there's also a nice park making the walk very pleasant. Free access to get in, interior are pretty cool too

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I guess it's evident in my recent reviews, but I'm a bit tired of religious iconography. I had just finished a week in Istanbul and was tired of visiting mosques. For me, I prefer the beach or mountains -- nature. Nevertheless, the Cathedral Nevski...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to visit this monumental church. You're asked not to take photographs. I was also chastised for having my hands in my coat pockets (it's chilly in there! Not sure if this is somehow disrespectful...) The church is equally impressive inside and out. Don't miss...More

Thank jmacleantaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous. The inside is spectacular. One could spend hours admiring the painted walls and ceilings.

Thank Brian G
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Can you climb up to the dome? I just watched Great Continental Railway Journeys and Michael Portillo did - or is that just for the BBC?
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.
What are the opening times to the Cathedral on Sat 21 Jan afternoon?
21 January 2017|
Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Until 18:00 h
What times and days are services held and does the choir sing at each service?
30 August 2016|
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