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Alexander Nevsky Church

Built to honor Russian soldiers who died fighting for Bulgaria's independence, the Alexander Nevsky cathedral is perhaps the most iconic buildings in town. If you know anything about Sofia, and someone asks you to picture a famous place, chances are that this is what springs to mind.
The building overwhelms as you approach it, as there are just so many domes, arches, and overhangs. In the winter it has the added interesting element of icicles adding another level of intricacy.
Inside, the scale is no less vast, including a throne flanked by 2 lions that our kids decided simply must be good luck to pet

Walking around - traditional restaurant - shopping - downtown churches - Nevsky cathedral

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