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    Sofia's Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Great Attractions (Bulgaria)

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    Take a tour of Sofia's Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Bulgaria – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

    A magnanimous domed Neo-Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral stands in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built in honor of Russian soldiers who lost their lives in the 1887 to 1888 Russo-Turkish War.

    Constructed from 1882 to 1912, the cathedral currently occupies a vicinity of 3,170 square meters.

    The cathedral's interior is abundantly decorated in fine Italian marble, alabaster, Brazilian onyx, and other valuable materials.

    The central dome, reaching 45 meters in height, is a luxurious gold-plated spectacle.

    The cathedral's 53 meter high bell tower houses twelve bells whose sound resonates throughout the town in joyous peals.