Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

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  • Address: "Sv.Aleksandar Nevski", Sofia, Bulgari, Bulgaria
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +359-29881704
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture

About Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Sofia

This magnificent eastern Orthodox cathedral is one of the largest in the world. Its most striking feature is its great, gold-plated dome that’s 45 metres high. The architecture is neo-Byzantine – it was built only in the early 20th century in memory of the 200,000 Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian and Bulgarian soldiers, who died in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877–1878.

Inside, it’s vast size can hold 10000 people. The interior is lavishly decorated with marbles of many colors, great mural paintings, and 82 icons. In the crypt of the church there are many iconic religious art paintings. A church as great as this usually has a relic – this one has what seems to be Alexander Nevsky’s rib.

Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski Information

  • Disabled accessible

Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski Ticket Prices

  • EUR 50 for guided tour (in Bulgarian only)

Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski Opening and Closing Hours

  • Final Admission may be one hour before closing time

How To reach Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski by Public Transport

  • Metro red line stop "St. Kliment Ohridski "
  • There may be other local transport options. Ask the locals for info.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

  • 95% of people who visit Sofia include Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski in their plan

  • 81.86% of people start their Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

69.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

People normally club together National Opera And Ballet and Saint Sofia Church while planning their visit to Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski.

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  • Obviously, this place is a must visit if you are in Sofia. Close to the others historical building and large park with monuments. The location is easily accessible by metro from the airport. The church shape is curiosly wonderful. And the color also splendid. Be careful if you cross the street around the church, sometimes the cars don't slowing their speed, so just pay attention, especially if you want to cross with children.

  • Marvelous structure in Sofia. Build in the early 20th Century this church has a lot of history. However, taking a picture inside the church will cost you about 10 Lv.

  • Religious or not this is a must see if you are in town. The exterior of the cathedral is absolutely breathtaking. The scale is impressive. Once inside the attention to detail on the everything is admirable. The cathedral is the meeting point for many events in Sofia. It is in the heart of the city, so getting here is easy. There are many other sites to see within a few blocks and there are many many places to have a drink or food.

  • One of the most well known and photographed places in Sofia,Bulgaria.Stunning and historic architecture with fascinating history.Great surroundings and located close to Sofia city centre.Very popular tourist attraction.Large historic church and well worth a visit when in Sofia;one of the must see's in the capital.

  • A must see. Very interesting place. Just take into considerarion that you have to pay if you want to take pictures. Apparently you have to pay in Sofia if you want to take pictures inside churches.

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