Category: Alexander Nevski

Alexander Nevski Memorial Church

Alexander Nevski Memorial ChurchAlexander Nevski Memorial Church /Hram Pametnik Alexander Nevski/ is one of the symbols of Sofia, the most emblematic and spectacular building of Sofia.

The church is easy recognizable for its magnificent structure, topped by copper and golden domes.

It is built in honour of the 200 000 Russian soldiers who gave up their lives to liberate Bulgaria from the 5 centuries-old Ottoman rule and their king Alexander II, also known as Tzar Osvoboditel / King Liberator/.

The church takes its name from Alexander Nevski /a Russian prince who saved the country from Swedish invasion in 1240/, the patron saint of the family of the Russian tsar. Read more

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