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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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One of the central attraction in Sofia, a must see. Beautiful cathedral. Walking distance to many other attractions and restaurants.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St. Alexander Nevsky is the symbol of Sofia. The cathedral is over 100 years old. Every tourists who visit bulgaria should have see this place

Date of experience: May 2019
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This is one of the finest buildings in Sofia. I have always wondered about her beauty and details. Whenever I pass from here there are tourists who shoot it. This place is a top destination in Sofia

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the largest cathedral in Bulgaria and if I'm not mistaken in the Balkans as well. Its my favourite place! We always visit it with my family on every Christian holiday.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 293stellat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The outside of this church is stunning and inside it is painted and worth exploring Parking is free in some bays opposite and it’s worth the short walk to nearby much older church

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Elle8104
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

St. Alexander Nevsky is the symbol of Sofia. The cathedral is over 100 years old. The domes are golden. I Recommend you to visit the Knyaz Borisova garden who is near.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 817nikolayk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's an amazing building, as impressive inside as it is outside. There do not seem to have services in there any more as there was no one for the congregation to sit, other than the floor! It appears if you want to take pictures inside...More

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank CraigF924
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very dark but beautiful. Would recommend going during sunset hours because the light is even more impressive.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank miraberry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most impressive building in Sofia. One of the biggest attractions and every foreigner who visits Sofia has to see it. It's great

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Galin85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful cathedral I've ever seen! I just sat there and watched everything to the smallest detail. It was a unique experience!

Date of experience: November 2019
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Corporate01
January 3, 2019|
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Response from MissPriss234 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm late. Answer "Qualified yes. There may be standing room only. You may be asked to move tables, like we were. I have never been refused entry in any Eastern Church and often have been welcomed by the priest."
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April 30, 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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February 20, 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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