Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one of the biggest Orthodox Christian cathedrals in the world and one of the symbols of Sofia. You can spot its shiny gold-covered domes from various, often unexpected parts of the city – they are sometimes peeking between the roofs of two buildings or you can see their glittering reflection in the puddles after rain. It was built in Neo-Byzantine style to honour the Russians that died in the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78, the conflict that led to the liberation of Bulgaria. They say you can hear the sound of its 12 massive bells from nine miles away (15 km).