St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral– St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is situated in the center of Sofia and it is one of the symbols of the capital. It was built in honor to Alexander II also called “Tsar Liberator” who in 1878 with his army frees Bulgaria from 5 century slavery. The cathedral was built in the period between 1882 and 1912.
Nowadays the cathedral is the second biggest church on the Balkan Peninsula after St. Sava and serves as the cathedral church of the Bulgarian Patriarch. The total area of the cathedral is 3170 square meters and has a capacity of 5000 people.
The interior of the cathedral is very beautiful and it is decorated with Italian marble, Brazil onyx, alabaster and other.
The main dome is 45 meters in height and the bell tower of the temple is nearly 53 meters high.
St. Alexander Nevsky is the most visited church on every Christian holiday. Thousands of religious Bulgarians come here to pray and celebrate.
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