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, 1877â€“1878. It is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The cathedralâ€™s gold-plated dome is 45 m high, with the bell tower reaching 50.52 m.
TheÂ St. Alexander NevskyÂ CathedralÂ (Bulgarian:Â Ð¥Ñ€Ð°Ð¼-Ð¿Ð°Ð¼ÐµÑ‚Ð½Ð¸Ðº â€žÐ¡Ð²ÐµÑ‚Ð¸ ÐÐ»ÐµÐºÑÐ°Ð½Ð´ÑŠÑ€ ÐÐµÐ²ÑÐºÐ¸â€œ,Â Hram-pametnik â€žSveti Aleksandar Nevskiâ€œ) is aÂ Bulgarian OrthodoxÂ cathedral inÂ Sofia, the capital ofÂ Bulgaria. Built inÂ Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of theÂ Patriarch of BulgariaÂ and is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofiaâ€™s symbols and primary tourist attractions.The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square metres (34,100 sqÂ ft) and can hold 10,000 people inside.Â It is the second biggest cathedral located on theÂ Balkan PeninsulaÂ after theÂ Cathedral of Saint SavaÂ inÂ Belgrade.