Cathedral Saint Alexandar NevskiCurrently Closed
- 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 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
08 AM - 09 AM
83.85% of people start their Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
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
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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Sofia Reviews
The Cathedral Alexander Nevski is a must see when in Sofia as it is extraordinary from the outside , architecture that is magnificent. Inside the chandelier ‘s, artwork, paintings , an elegant representation of Sofia. On the left side of the main entrance is the entrance to the crypt. The tombs Downstairs are of great interest also dating back to the 1600’s. The Cathedral is centrally located easy to access and within 5-6 blocks there are a lot of good cafes, restaurants. Make a day of it.
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.
It is located a couple of blocks off the main highway through the city and it is the most beautiful holy ground in Sofia Visiting several holy grounds, buildings and temples, the visit here was definitely the best of them all. There's no entrance fee. You are not allowed to take photos without having fulfilled a 10lv-fee which is worth paying. You probably won't be offered information about the place by someone working there since it is very busy. The building is well kept and absolutely stunning on the inside.
One of the symbols of the city. The Cathedral is outstanding and huge. It's beautiful outside and inside too (although it's a lil bit too dark due to poor lighting). The history of the Cathedral is really interesting. If you visit Sofia you must go there!
Build in the 20th century, one of the best sights to visit and go to in Sofia. Located close to the center and easy to go on foot. The architecture is great. It is the primary cathedral of the bulgarian orthodox church. People can have weddings in the cathedral.