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Church of Agia Sofia

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Address: 22 Ayia Sofia, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
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Beautiful church

I lost my count how many churches in Thessaloniki, during our walk we've seen a few of them and we're lucky we can see from the inside as well. This chuch situated on a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roeselare, Belgium
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Roeselare, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I lost my count how many churches in Thessaloniki, during our walk we've seen a few of them and we're lucky we can see from the inside as well. This chuch situated on a small square, is one of the most visited church in the city. The exterior is somehow unique

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time with friends visiting the Church of Hagia Sofia on our Easter Sunday. We were waiting quit some time for the service to end but the whole thing was AMAZING. It's big enough to support a big amount of people and the setting at night time was splendid.

Thank GeorgeL_Stav
Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a holy place for orthodox christians, which probably don't need an advice here. Otherwise it's a regular small church, not something special. Some walls are not in very good state and definetely require a restoration. Still nice.

Thank Leon K
Limassol, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the churches to see in Thessaloniki if you are the type. Together with the church of Agios Demetrios are the most impressive churches in the city

Thank GSP57
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A holy place, the Second Cathedral of the Byzantine Empire, and much prayed in over the centuries. First church on the site was 4th Century, another in the 6th, the present one from the 8th C. Fr Nicholas is a fine young priest, beautiful weekday service in a side chapel. The interior is still not restored, having been painted over... More 

2 Thank James P
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It is the most beautiful large church in the city, that still holds the original atmosphere, dark and mystic... see the walls and the paintings.. certsinly a must in the city.

1 Thank Marc A
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful place for prayers or just to observe the Orthodox churches. In the city's downtown we have experienced the Sunday's prayer by chance and the atmosphere quite different than the outside's multicultural modern city.

1 Thank Mar181
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Thessaloniki overall has kept its multi cultural heritage very well, something to adore. Every street has a historical part, Hellenic, Greek and Turkish. Mosaics in the church were wonderful even though there was a restoration going on during our visit.

Thank Emre K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

good carvings and architecture. rich in history. at the heart of city centre. lovely place for prayers

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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We've been exploring ancient churches all over eastern Europe the past six weeks. The Hagia Sofia was a must see in Thessaloniki. Not only is it listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, but it's one of the oldest original churches still standing. The site of the Hagia Sofia was a church location since the 3rd century AD. The present... More 

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