The Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky is in the Bulgarian capital Sofia one of the primary tourist attraction and one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built in the Neo-Byzantine style in the early 20th Century in memory of the 200‘000 Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Moldavian, Finnish, Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers, who died in the Russo-Turkish War between 1877 and 1878. The cathedral’s gold-plated dome is 45 meters high, with the bell tower reaching 50 meters. It serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria and can hold up to 10‘000 people inside.

Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky in Sofia, Bulgaria

Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky in Sofia, Bulgaria

Die orthodoxe Kathedrale Alexander Nevsky ist in der bulgarischen Hauptstadt Sofia eine der Haupttouristenattraktionen und eine der größten orthodoxen Kathedralen der Welt. Die Alexander-Newski-Kathedrale wurde im neobyzantinischen Stil anfangs des 20. Jahrhunderts gebaut zum Gedenken an die 200‘000 russischen, ukrainischen, weißrussischen, moldauischen, finnischen, rumänischen und bulgarischen Soldaten errichtet, die zwischen 1877 und 1878 im Russisch-Osmanischen Krieg starben. Die Kuppel der Kathedrale ist vergoldet und 45 Meter hoch, der Glockenturm erreicht 50 Meter. Die Kathedrale dient als Kirche des Patriarchen Neofit von Bulgarien und kann bis zu 10‘000 Menschen aufnehmen.

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6 thoughts on “The Orthodox Cathedral Alexander Nevsky in Sofia, Bulgaria

  1. Such a stunning cathedral

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  2. Looks quite bulky and huge, indeed.

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  3. Lovely church and it’s huge!

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  4. It’s gorgeous – and so huge!! If it can hold 10,000 people, that’s almost comparable to a sporting arena, no?

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  5. Fantastic

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