St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia

St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
About
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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The area
Neighborhood: Serdica
How to get there
  • St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University • 6 min walk
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Jessy M
2 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Jun 2021
Beautiful cathedral and a must see place in Sofia! You can also try to do this at night time - recommended!
Written June 5, 2021
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Anthony H
Nice, France190 contributions
Unmissable
May 2021
You must see this huge orthodoxe cathedrale. It is as impressive inside than outside. During a day with a blue sky, your pictures will be amazing
Written May 29, 2021
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Elo L
Roanne City, France86 contributions
Nice cathedrale
May 2021 • Friends
Outside : impressive with its domes
Inside : pretty dark, not as nice as some other fresquas in other churches Bulgaria
Written May 21, 2021
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Ibrahim A
13 contributions
Magnificent building
May 2021
Looks glorious from outside specially. I would recommend to go there before the sunset for good shots.
Written May 21, 2021
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Max Hoffman
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
A Nice Vibe and Energy.
Apr 2021
A beautiful cathedral. This is my first time in Bulgaria and I will be here for over 2 weeks. I recommend this place. Orthodox religious places have a very deep vibe and energy. Highly recommended.
Written April 29, 2021
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LivingLovingItaly
Naples, Italy1,038 contributions
Beautiful Inside & out
Oct 2020 • Couples
This cathedral is stunning and the lively older woman volunteering on a very quiet day took an interest in showing us around. The language deficit had no impact on her charm and helpfulness. This is a must see spot in Sophia.
Written April 28, 2021
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Kendall K
603 contributions
Beautiful former Russian cathedral
Feb 2021
It's amazing how buildings like these stand the test of time. I enjoy old architecture and this cathedral was beautiful. You have to pay to take photos in doors, regardless of having photos it's great to look at and stare at the massive ceilings and art work.
Written March 5, 2021
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria14,355 contributions
The Sofia Orthodox Cathedral
Oct 2020
The largest church in the city built in neo-Byzantine style in 1912. The church is very well lit at night, and there is an interesting museum to it.
Written November 3, 2020
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Grandpa Racho J
Surabaya, Indonesia8 contributions
Bulgaria
Oct 2020 • Solo
Great collection of old icons! Impressive architecture and very easy access with public transportation.
Written October 31, 2020
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doppelganger_et
Thessaloniki, Greece522 contributions
The most impressive temple of the city!
Sep 2020
Most impressive temple of the city. A true piece of heritage for the city and a real architectural jewel.
Written October 25, 2020
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