St Alexander Nevski Temple St. Alexander Nevski Temple Church

The place for which all tourists make a beeline is the St. Alexander Nevski Temple Church. The cathedral was built in honour of the Russian Tsar Alexander II, also called here the “Tsar Liberator”, whose army liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule, and was named after St. Alexander Nevski, the patron Saint of the Tsar and the Romanov dynasty. The foundation stone was laid in 1882 but the building was not completed until 1912.