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“A Simplicity of Sophistication”
Review of Sophia Square

Sophia Square
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Small-Group Customizable 1 Day Private Harbin City Tour
Guangzhou, China
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Simplicity of Sophistication”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

When you hear about a cathedral or a Russian Church, you might think about something tall and big..
Sophia Church comes in a very mini size (small compares to other churches I've ever seen), but you will be amazed by every detail of it.
Covered with snow during winter and pigeons fly over the top, made it look so magical!

There's no entrance fee around the area, but if you want to get inside, you need to pay.. So ironic to know entering a church is no longer free these days.

Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“The Reason I went to Harbin”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

It was a beautiful church, and I loved the architecture and history. I know I'm being totally western, but I do wish they had at the minimum an English guidebook. I so wanted to know more about the pictures and history. I loved the area, even though it's a total tourist mecca.

If you're ever in Harbin (or the general vicinity), this is a must see.

Visited June 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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“Attractive building”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I enjoyed this visit. The church was lovely inside and out with lots of information boards and photographs on the walls. There was a little kiosk shop on entry with usual souvenirs.

Visited January 2014
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Navi Mumbai
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188 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“A very Good Squre to Feel”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A suare to gather,meet,,feel and enjoy.I saw many youngsters meetin and greeting each other taking photos of very attractive postures.Families visiting the square with their kids and enjoying in the excellent water Fountain.Sophia church in the square is top attraction.I have thouroughly enjoyed .But one should visit in the evening for a very pleasant visit to the square.

Visited June 2014
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utah
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“History of the Area”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I was excited to see the St. Sophia Church. It has some nice displays and tells the history of the area. Some of it was hard to read because they needed to have better English translation, but you can work around that. I would like to have seen more of the architecture of the church itself because it is beautiful. That is the main reason for a four star rating, lack of highlight on the building itself.

Visited January 2014
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