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A surprising find

Simplicity seems to be the keyword to the Mosque. A beautiful building, it sports no decorations on the outside and has an elegant but lean interior. It is open to visitation... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simplicity seems to be the keyword to the Mosque. A beautiful building, it sports no decorations on the outside and has an elegant but lean interior. It is open to visitation outside prayer hours (in the winter, the door is covered to protect from the cold but visitors are still welcome.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Don't be intimidated and go inside! Especially if you've never been in a mosque before. This was one of the highlights of our trip and actually outweighed all of the other religious buildings we saw in Sofia. There are apparently very few muslims left in Sofia, but this building is still well-preserved and iconic in the city center. Through the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very nice mosque in the city center! It is amazing how in one area of the city you can find a mosque, orthodox christian church, catholic church and synagogue - love that mix and spirit of Sofia!

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Thank KarolaRS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The mosque is the onliest in Sofia. Outside you could see some ruins of old Turkish bath. Nowadays this place is so crouded, whole day could meet many emigrants from Arabic countries. If you aren't Muslim, better not going in.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Would have been good to get inside- which is allowed-but not when we were in the area. Mosque, Catholic Church, Synagogue co-exist happily in Sofia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Untimely visit, its minaret and main mosque is undergoing renovation when we visited Sofia. Standing still above the ruins of the ancient city of Serdika and sitting side by side with the Synagogue, Orthodox and the Catholic church in the opposite blocks, these places of worships reminds us that religions and ancients civilzations have helped shape the world making mankind... More 

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Thank Daniel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went and prayed Dhuhr here, the main prayer hall was being refurbished so used a side room. The management were incredibly friendly and allowed us to enter the main hall to take some snaps

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Thank Abdul S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited it pre-renovation, not sure if it was in need of a facelift, small mosque with an amazing history, the only Mosque in Sofia... Visited between prayer times and got to pray in the mosque by myself, a peaceful experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is now the only functioning Mosque in Sofia and is a good example of Ottoman architecture. It is currently undergoing renovation although you can still see some of the original features. When I first heard the call to prayer I thought it was a lot quieter than I have heard elsewhere then I later found this was a deliberate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

A nice mosque in the center of Sofia. It is quite a small one. I think it should be renovated a little bit. Worth visiting it.

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