Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski1338 Votes Currently Open
- 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, Family And Kids, Architecture
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 Travel Tips
- Disabled accessible
Entrance Ticket Details For Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
- EUR 50 for guided tour (in Bulgarian only)
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski Hours
- Final Admission may be one hour before closing time
How to Reach Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
- Metro red line stop "St. Kliment Ohridski "
- There may be other local transport options. Ask the locals for info.
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79.88% of people who visit Sofia include Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski in their plan
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83.85% of people start their Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
57.76% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski