The gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built in the early 20th century in memory of the 200,000 Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian and Bulgarian soldiers, who died in the Russo-Turkish War, 1877Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1878. It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The cathedralÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gold-plated dome is 45 m high, with the bell tower reaching 50.52 m.
TheÃ‚Â St. Alexander NevskyÃ‚Â CathedralÃ‚Â (Bulgarian:Ã‚Â ÃÂ¥Ã‘â‚¬ÃÂ°ÃÂ¼-ÃÂ¿ÃÂ°ÃÂ¼ÃÂµÃ‘â€šÃÂ½ÃÂ¸ÃÂº Ã¢â‚¬Å¾ÃÂ¡ÃÂ²ÃÂµÃ‘â€šÃÂ¸ ÃÂÃÂ»ÃÂµÃÂºÃ‘ÂÃÂ°ÃÂ½ÃÂ´Ã‘Å Ã‘â‚¬ ÃÂÃÂµÃÂ²Ã‘ÂÃÂºÃÂ¸Ã¢â‚¬Å“,Ã‚Â Hram-pametnik Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Sveti Aleksandar NevskiÃ¢â‚¬Å“) is aÃ‚Â Bulgarian OrthodoxÃ‚Â cathedral inÃ‚Â Sofia, the capital ofÃ‚Â Bulgaria. Built inÃ‚Â Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of theÃ‚Â Patriarch of BulgariaÃ‚Â and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of SofiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s symbols and primary tourist attractions.The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square metres (34,100 sqÃ‚Â ft) and can hold 10,000 people inside.Ã‚Â It is the second biggest cathedral located on theÃ‚Â Balkan PeninsulaÃ‚Â after theÃ‚Â Cathedral of Saint SavaÃ‚Â inÃ‚Â Belgrade.