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Friday Photo – St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Completed in 1912, for many years the St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was the largest Orthodox church in the world.

It has a congregational capacity of 5,000 and peaks at 148 feet, whilst its bells can be heard from ten miles away.

The church was built to honor those who sacrificed their lives during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, which liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire.

I visited in 2006 & 2012 – read about my travels in Bulgaria and across the whole Balkan region in my new book ‘Wilbur’s Travels Part One, Travelling By Train Across The Balkans‘.

Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

The St Alexander, Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

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