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St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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by jamano on Sep 17, 2012
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A Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral, built in Neo-Byzantine style. It serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.
The gold-plated dome is 45 m high (148 ft), with the bell tower reaching 53 metres (174 ft).

Built between 1904 and 1912 in honour to the Russian soldiers who died during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, as a result of which Bulgaria was liberated from Ottoman rule.

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