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Saint Sofia Church

Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank hrsch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally situated and accessible this is a must see. We visited while a service was in progress which was a very moving experience.

Thank Des D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank L_T2701
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few old churches in Sofia that survived the Ottoman Empire. Older temples can be seen beneath the crypt.

Thank ijoseph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is build at the ages of the Byzantine Empire in the 4-th century. It is cradle of orthodox Christianity at there places. If you want to visit historian places you have to see this Church!

Thank kiril i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A fine example of Romanesque architecture. Good to compare it with the nearby and much later Nevsky cathedral. The interior is largely unadorned brick.

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

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Nila A
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with what's posted above and add a few points. Find the central Mosque, it's close to the 'Largo' with all it's wonderful Roman ruins on display. Wander down Pirotska St, you'll pass the old indoor market and... More
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