Saturday, September 17, 2011

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Christian cathedrals in the world. Construction started in 1882 and was completed in 1917. It is in the Neo-Byzantine style of architecture. 

Saint Alexander Nevsky was a Russian prince. The cathedral honors Russian soldiers who died during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 when Bulgaria was freed from the Ottoman empire. Sofia is Bulgaria's capital city.,_Sofia

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