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Saint Sofia Church

Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not far from the big Alexandar Nevski Cathedral is the Saint Sofia Church, which is also the name giver of the city. It is a three-aisled basilica, built in the 6th century, when emperor Justinian sat on the Byzantine throne. So this church is a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the oldest churches in Bulgaria. Underwent lots of changes during Ottoman rule, second world war and then during the Communist regime also. Historically very important as seen during the excavation. Foundations of at least four churches were found dating from fourth...More

Thank njan45
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sveta Sofia Church is one of the oldest churches in Bulgaria. Its foundations date back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries. We were there on a Sunday so it was baptism day for many families. We went under the church and explored its ancient underground...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during a communion service ,was very interesting ,amazing artefacts and offers bread thank you ,was very reclective as non orthodox ,was self gratification visit thank you

Thank derek h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

intresting as the bell is in the trees.... a old church that is free to enter.. but the crypt and basement museum, i think has admission...

Thank jardden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this church as well as the museum level under the church. This is a very old church from which the city of Sofia got its name. The church itself is very basic as it was rebuilt and there is no evidence of church...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the St. Sofia Church (Sveta Sofija) when visiting Sofia during a 10-day holiday in Bulgaria. It is located close to the St Alexander Nevski Cathedral. The Basilica is the second oldest surviving church in the city and is certainly showing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An older more somber building than many of the other Orthodox places of worship. Very bland on the outside, very nondescript. But it has a large ornate interior that looks like it hasn’t been touched in decades.

Thank BT3rd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is small but very historical, as the city got its name from this church. This is the only church that I have visited that has no bell tower, but it appears that the local officials found a solution and it was very interesting....More

Thank Ebonnie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest Christian churches in the Balkans. Simple but stylish, hiding a preasuce gem in the basement for everybody loving archeology

Thank Teodor T
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Nila A
13 June 2017|
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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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