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Address: Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Visito to this church is a must. The most beautiful architecture and ambience. Going down to see the tombs are a definite. Most wonderful experience

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visito to this church is a must. The most beautiful architecture and ambience. Going down to see the tombs are a definite. Most wonderful experience

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't know if this is temporary, but the church interior has been stripped back to the brickwork and apart from some very nice paintings, there's thus little to see in terms of decor or artefacts. Considering this is the city's patron saints' church, this is surprising. There are catacombs to visit, but that requires a ticket. A bit too... More 

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Brasilia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised when we visited this church/museum in Sofia, because we got there right in the middle of the wedding season. It was quiet nice and interesting going through the ruins downstairs, while listening to the choir playing and singing at the wedding ceremony upstairs. At the end, we got a glimpse of one of the ceremonies, and I... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica of Hagia Sophia which gave its name to the city, is a Christian 3-nave basilica built on the grounds of older temples with the most ancient dated from the IVth c. After the conquest of Sofia by the Ottomans, the church was used as a warehouse for war trophies. At the end of the XVIth c. it was... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably was more interesting to visit as an Orthodox wedding was taking place at time of visit. Priest was putting on ceremonial crowns onto the bride and groom at the time so was interesting to see it taking place.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting old church that also has a fascinating crypt underneath that leads to some major archaeological excavations. Free entry to the church but 6 LEV to visit the underground complex, plus an additional 15 LEV if you want to take photos.

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Carlow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to the well preserved vaults beneath the church. It is really well laid out.The church itself is quite dark but interesting.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As were we were on a tour, we only spent a short time inside the Church learning about its history. We lit a tapered candle in the entrance of the Church for a small fee. The Church has a peaceful and calming atmosphere.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved history of any place we go. You must visit this church and just look around it. Great charecter and history.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this is an extremely old church and is the church that gave the town its name, this is well worth visiting. The inside brickwork is amazing, especially when you consider the great age of the church.

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