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Weekend in Sofia

Sofia is an eclectic city, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments. Use this list to plan your itinerary for a weekend in the Bulgarian capital.
The monumental Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
COMPILED BY CATRIONA GREW WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MARK BAKER AND ANITA ISALSKA. PHOTOGRAPHS: MARIYAN TASHEV/500PX, COURTESY OF BALKAN BITES

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Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

(Aleksander Nevski Square)

One of the symbols not just of Sofia but of Bulgaria itself, this massive, awe-inspiring cathedral was built between 1882 and 1912 in memory of the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died fighting for Bulgaria's independence during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78). It is named in honour of a 13th-century Russian warrior-prince.

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In the February issue… find short-break inspiration for the year ahead from our 52 Best Weekends Away list; taste your way around the boundlessly charming city of Porto; get the chills at a spooky carnival in the Swiss Alps; swap the Great British seaside holiday for its chic French equivalent on the Île de Ré; discover where Lonely Planet's London-based staff like to spend their time off in the capital; and much more