St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia

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See what may be the largest collection of Orthodox icons in Europe at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, as well as a piece of St. Alexander Nevski's rib. The second biggest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans, this church can hold 10,000 people, and its golden, neo-Byzantine domes can be seen from miles away. The cathedral's luxurious interior is decorated with Italian marble, Brazilian onyx, and alabaster. See murals, marble iconostasis, pulpit, and patriarchal throne. The temple was built in honor of the Russian Tsar Alexander II, whose army liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. The various icons are inside the crypt. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sofia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • This splendid cathedral holds all its promises when you discover its green or gilded domes. The richness of its architecture and elements of interior decorations deserve a long visit which is shown delighted.
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  • Beautiful and imposing cathedral that can be seen throughout Sofia. Be aware you must buy a ticket to take photos inside, but well worth it.  more »
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