Sofia, Alexander Nevski Cathedral 1882-1924
Built by Russians to commemorate Bulgaria liberation from Ottomans
Detail Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Mosiac of a Siant
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Royal Throne on the Right
Monument of Tsar Samuil (Ruled 997-1014)
Statue of the last ruler of the firt Bulgarian Empire
Sofia Medical Building
Built late 19C after Bulgaria Independence from the Ottomans
Russian Orthodox Church 1914
Built on the site of a Ottoman Mosque for the Russian Embassy
Detail From Russian Church 1914
Detail From Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church
City Hotel in Sofia
Late 19C Sofia Building
Art in the Park
National Bank of Bulgaria
Party House (1954)
Stalanist era building for the headquarters of the Communist Party
Sveta Sofia (2000)
26 foot tall statue (Total Heigth 72 feet) of Saint Sofia to replace Lenoin statue.
Sofia History Museum
Former Central Mineral Baths, built in early 20C and used until 1986.
Detail Sofia History Museum
Sofia Central Market (1911)
Sofia Synagogue 1909
Built in Moorish Revival Style
Sofia Synagogue (1909)
Largest synagogue in Southeastern Europe, third largest in Europe.
Seats 1,300, although today only 50-60 attend services.
Chandelier weighs 1.7 tons and is the largest in the country.
Church of Sveta Nedelya (1933), Sofia
Originally built 10C, destroyed in communist bombing in 1925, rebuilt.
About 150 died in the bombing that was intended to kill the Bulgarian Tzar.
The iconostasis survived the 1925 bombing.
Detail from Modernist Bulgarian Centrall Bank
Sofia City Garden
National Theatre (1907), Sofia
Unknown Sofia Art Deco or Sucessionist Stye Building
Monument to the Russian Liberators of 1878
Built by the Russian, Bulgarians see them as another in a line of conquers.
Communist Era Police Booth
Central Military Club (1907), Sofia
Bulgaria Coat of Arms
Housed in former Grand Mosque 15C
Roman Street Stones, Sofia
Ruins of Roman Era Building Below Current Sofoa Street Level
Former Communist Party Headquarters in background.