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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tickets

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Tickets Overview

  • 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

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral reviews

13 verified customer reviews
3 reviews
Ian,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
28 Mar 2024
The bus did not turn up at location and there was no obvious way to track the bus or contact provider.
Sightseeing Tour of Sofia with Double-Decker Bus
16 Mar 2024
Paid for the tickets but the bus didnt came. We were on time even in the correct location.
Sightseeing Tour of Sofia with Double-Decker Bus
Martin,  Netherlands Netherlands
03 Jan 2024
De kathedraal was mooi, maar de boeking volkomen nutteloos!!! Wij hebben via booking 8,80 euro betaald en een tijdslot geboekt. Bij aankomst kon iedereen gewoon naar binnen zonder boeking en...
De kathedraal was mooi, maar de boeking volkomen nutteloos!!! Wij hebben via booking 8,80 euro betaald en een tijdslot geboekt. Bij aankomst kon iedereen gewoon naar binnen zonder boeking en zonder kaartje. Wij voelden ons bekocht. Nooit meer doen!
Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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
Sofia Center, Yanko Sakuzov Blvd 36, 1527, Sofia
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