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Address: Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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If you like religious art - don't come better than this

This church was opposite our hotel so it was the first place we visited in Sofia.. Very very nice in side, everyone should visit here. Free to get in but there is a small charge... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church was opposite our hotel so it was the first place we visited in Sofia.. Very very nice in side, everyone should visit here. Free to get in but there is a small charge if you want to take photos - and you will

Thank Dadofajambo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The church, in itself, cannot compete with the other, more impressive churches - including the cathedral, only a few steps away. But if you look closely you will find out that the church has no towers and no belfry. But try and find the bell - a piece of history, and fun to locate.

Thank R_TheReader
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's free to go into the church which is still a place of worship although it's been used for lots of things including a warehouse & fire station over the years! You go down some stairs to the museum of graves & tombs which costs 6 lev per person. Down there follow the glass walkways & stairs to weave you... More 

Thank Sarah E
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you want to see the layers of history hidden in this part of Europe, this is THE must-see location in Sofia. Place was nicely refreshed and renovated in the last years, but at the same time for a few hours visitors can dive deep in the past. Even as the church is build in 6th century, you can see... More 

Thank pvpetkov
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Legend has it the city was named after this old church rather than the saint. We walked in on a funeral, but visitors were still welcomed. Very nicely preserved and an amazing piece of history. In the basement are ruins of the old church this was built on top of, also worth a visit (separate museum entrance fee, but parts... More 

Thank TravelinAndyM
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It is the oldest church in Sofia City. Now it is renovated and looks much better.It isof the situated in the very centre of the city. A must-see!

Thank ELENA511
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went there in my last visit in Sofia and it was my first time in the church. I do think that it is very beautiful and has incredible icons. There was a lady which told us interesting stories and gave us a bit of "history" lesson.

Thank Krasina M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

very nice place , ancient.I like a lot.The church is very ancient , with a lot of icons.Mystycally place...

Thank Relaxx T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wedding and christening can be watched on weekends. Amazing place to get known with Bulgarian traditions.

Thank Billyana
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Our guide from Sofia Free Tours said that Sofia got its name from this Church! Its an old church with charm and has an underground place worth taking a look at too!

Thank Shaun J

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