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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
+359 2 988 1704
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most impressive cathedral in the world from outside, still in good condition, but a bit disappointed from inside, water linking, damaged floor and walls, plus 10 Lev to take pics

Thank familiafrois
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. A must visit. Parking around the cathedral. Taking pictures of the cathedral from the inside would cost you 10 lev (5 euro) Rated 3/5 due cause of the absolutely rude staff and the need to pay for parking.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love to walk around it and at night is spectacular. Inside is as beautiful as outside and you can visit the gallery full of Art.

Thank seastarbg
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the outside mighty, from the inside really beautifully done. What did bother me is that the space around the church is working road and active parking. It would work much better as a pedestrian zone.

Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I first saw this monument I was awestruck. It is among the most magnificent building I have ever seen - and I have seen many around the world. It also photograph well since there is enough empty space around the cathedral. While it is...More

Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you go to Sofia, you have to see the cathedral. The outside is very beautiful and because it is such a big building, it's a bit overwhelming. But I was a bit dissapointed with the inside. It is not very detailled and so kill.

Thank Go23949579804
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cathedral located walking distance to the InterContinental Hotel where we stayed. Not to be missed

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic building and definitely worth a visit when in Sofia. Impressive both on the outside and inside.

Thank Ward19671
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely remarkable please in the center of our capital. Built to remember us that we are free European citizens and we aren't slaves to the ottoman' empire anymore, as well as the fact that Russians are our friends and one of the most valuable relatives...More

Thank svetlyo_sv
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Alexander Nevski Cathedral this summer, again. It is located in downtown Sofia and it is accessible by subway, busses, etc. There are many museums, galleries, and other interesting landmarks in close proximity to the cathedral. One could spend the entire day walking around...More

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Cindy S
30 April 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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20 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.
20 January 2017|
Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Until 18:00 h
30 August 2016|
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Response from GabbyandChris | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late answering! Services are held only on bigger religious holidays like Easter and Christmas!