This is another spectacular church in the heart of the city. Well worth a visit to see the beauty for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Beauty on the outside and more impressive on the inside.
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They are still excavating the underground and finding more early Christian crypts. It did get a bit confusing underground -- signage could be better to find the exit. In an underground room there was a good, short (c. 5-10 minute) movie about early Sofia --...More
Centrally situated and accessible this is a must see. We visited while a service was in progress which was a very moving experience.
How do you feel, entering a 1700 year old church dedicated to St. Sofia. I was mesmerized by its simple beauty and historic layers, which lie beneath it, presented so well to all admirers. One of the best-presented historic places, survived different regimes and religions....More
Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit the underground museum which sounds amazing, but we'll do that on our next trip to Sofia.
This is one of the few old churches in Sofia that survived the Ottoman Empire. Older temples can be seen beneath the crypt.
A nicely restored building venerating the woman for whom the city is named after. The ancient bricks are truly visible and contrasted against the restoration cement. The iconography inside at not quite as remarkable as they probably were in its history. Underneath is reportedly the...More
The second oldest building in Sofia, and the Saint after which Sofia is named after. Built in the 4th Century by the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire. As with all Orthodox Churches, this was a very beautiful building and wonderfully preserved. I didn't see the underground crypts...More