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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
Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
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All reviews neo byzantine style biggest church take pictures amazing architecture worth a visit impressive building bulgarian orthodox flea market nice church visit sofia icons domes interior gold symbol candles photos
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A tour de force of Orthodox architecture, this cathedral is a must-visit attraction in Sofia. The decor is traditional but gives a sense of tranquility. The gold dome can be seen for miles and serves as a symbol of the city.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Larry194710
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This cathedral dominates the surrounding area visually, and for good reason. Not a single surface is left unadorned. While posted signs say no cameras, newer, less formal ones announce that you may take pictures if you pay 10lev, a little over $5. Be sure to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kathrynekuhn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, but costs 10 lev to take pictures inside. A must see in Sofia. Close to the center.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shimik2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful cathedral, both from the outside and the inside. The mix of light green and shining gold domes is quite impressive from outside, especially on a sunny day. The interior of the cathedral is covered in various murals. As an FYI, there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JP C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing sight to see when in Sofia. The best part about it is on the inside! It is really well maintained! definitely a must see in Sofia

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stibbyventures
Reviewed 6 days ago

A magnificent building close to other historical buildings. The interior is divine (pardon the pun) and just stunning. A must see in Sofia

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautiful and free impressing monument. Painting are great, and it’s huge . It’s really worth it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Romain_Madrid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A remarkable stop on our walking tour. Interesting story about naming after Russian. I’ve visited many cathedrals and this is a stop worth making.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Myron D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional Orthodox style. Many mural paintings covered in smoke of candles. Impressive space. Real liturgical use. Not most beautiful church in Sofia apart from it's measures.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DSantwerpen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite place. So huge curge, reminding me of the hope of people. Im really impressed. 100% recommanding!

Date of experience: February 2019
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4 January 2019|
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."
1 May 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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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.