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Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is the Balkan Peninsula's largest cathedral, and fifth largest in Europe

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built to commemorate the anniversary of Bulgaria's independence from Turkish rule in 1912

  • It's a Bulgarian Orthodox church that showcases neo-Byzantine design – domed ceilings, sturdy columns, and iconography

  • The dome of the cathedral is 45 meters high and covered in gold

  • It takes three people to manually ring the bells, which can be heard up to 30 km away

While entry to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is free, a professionally guided tour will better enhance your visit of this impressive structure.

Guided tours often include entrance to other attractions in Sophia, so it's best to book a combination ticket to save time and money.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral tickets include:

  • The cathedral is open every day of the year

  • Check the liturgical calendar before your visit

  • Dress code enforced: knees and shoulders must be covered

  • Wheelchairs and strollers can enter the cathedral with a sloped ramp

  • During mass, photos are not allowed

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is near a square that hosts a daily market

About: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a local landmark in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. This large cathedral was built in the neo-Byzantine style, and its lavish design elements make it one of the most striking and photogenic buildings in the city.

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Pl. Sveti Aleksandar Nevski, 1000, Sofia
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