Cathedral Saint Alexandar NevskiCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: "Sv.Aleksandar Nevski", Sofia, Bulgari, Bulgaria
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +359-29881704
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski - Review
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
The walk through downtown Bulgaria to get to this massive cathedral is beautiful in its own right. The green trees, the blooming flowers, the calm breezes made the 2 mile stroll (from where I parked) quite pleasant and then to enter this beautiful place with its intricate architecture and ornate crosses was just wonderful. You can buy candles to light or simply walk in to experience the peace of the place. It’s certainly worth a visit to this calming and gorgeous church that’s part of the country’s rich history.
I've visited the Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky a bunch of times. Yet, every single time is completely different. As soon as I step foot inside the church I get mesmerized by its magnitude. The view of such a beauty is really soothing without a doubt. The paintings on the walls, the lit candles, the echo thar your feet make as you walk across the middle of the building. Unfortunately I was unable to capture some photographs of the inside of the cathedral. There's even a small room after the main entrance that sell coins and miscellaneous memorabilia, souvenirs etc. If you ever visit Sofia, make sure that no matter what, you get to visit this gem of a cathedral..!
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.
If you don't already know about this place then you're an idiot. Amazing from the outside, but kind of dark on the inside. A little more light wouldn't hurt. That's all I have to say.
The gallery of religious art in the crypt downstairs was really interesting. I didn't think I would like it so much but was very impressed. Some fragments of paintings were displayed along with a video explaining the restoration process which was fascinating. Entrance fee is 2 leva.