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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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Beautiful & very atmospheric

This place is lovely - 6 lev entry fee & camera signs everywhere telling you 10 lev if you want to take photos. Do not have your phone in your hand because they will assume you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Siân R
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is lovely - 6 lev entry fee & camera signs everywhere telling you 10 lev if you want to take photos. Do not have your phone in your hand because they will assume you are taking photos and can be quite forceful & demanding asking to see your gallery photos to prove your innocence. Not a place I... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just walking around the square is lovely looking at all the building and monuments and little stalls The church is lovely.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible building inside and out. Such a beautiful piece of architecture with the option to light candle and buy memorabilia just inside the cathedral.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt, the high spot of any visit to Sofia. The cathedral is very similar to Istanbul's Aya Sofia, but this isn't a cathedral dedicated to Bulgaria's national saint. It's free to visit, but you have to pay L10 if you want to take pics. This is without doubt the spot of any visit. There are two or three 'guards'... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only been on the outside... next time I have to try to see the inside as well. Fantastic building! I attended a guided tour, where we walked around in Sofia for an hour. The city has an interesting history and buildings, and you really can cover a lot by just walking around... not any big distances.

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Stonnall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful building from which you can take a city tour. The city tour is well worth it as you learn a lot about the city and also the history of the country.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This neo Byzantine cathedral is one of the significant monuments in Sofia. If you miss it, your fault, but then you didn't really see Sofia. The Bulgarians were rescued several times by their Russian buddies; this cathedral commemorates the the crucial support Tsarist Russia gave the Balkans by waging and winning the war against the Ottoman Turks in 1877-1878. Bulgaria... More 

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California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church, glowing as it does, when seen from various parts of the city, is very attractive from the outside. Inside it is dark and cavernous. The church is free to enter, but the crypt museum costs six leva. I cannot recommend the museum.

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Thank zmanCalifornia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week 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 church has a neo-byzantine architectural style. It is the second largest cathedral in the Balkan... More 

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