Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Sofia

Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Sofia - Address, Phone Number

Address: "Sv.Aleksandar Nevski", Sofia, Bulgari

Phone: +359-29881704

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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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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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Sofia Reviews - Write a Review

  • You rarely see such places in Bulgaria. Most cult places are really modest from the outside. Beautiful icons inside, and even more beautiful copulas outside. It's always great seeing in when flying in to Sofia. You know that you're home :).

  • Stunning church with beautiful marble work, and stunning frescoes. You can pay a small fee to take photos inside. The exterior is lit up at night.

  • Nice looking build but the pavemnt and road arround it are very uneven and badly don e so b e very carefull to walk around thre.

  • Mitko ,a Bulgarian Citizen told the deep History of Saint Alexander Nevsky cathedral. at first glance the amazing Golden dome hits you and when you go in , the awesome part starts revealing it . The atmosphere inside was extraordinary . A Must see !

  • Well it is very nice build from extrnal point of view but the pavements are so bad and uneven that be very carefull around that place.

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