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Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 983 1273
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Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 983 1273
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the Synagogue is very big and unique' the architecture is not Jewish so if you don't look up and see the "Magen David" ' you will not notice that it's a Synagogue it's open only twice a week Monday and Friday for praying, look at...More

Thank Itzik L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning Moorish architecture.We went in a snowstorm and were the only ones there.Given a tour by a nice gentleman whose son is a professor in the states and gives Sephardic tours of the Balkans.This is a huge structure but it's congregation is now small since...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to pay a visit to the Synagogue and alleged museum as i have a passing interest in Jewish religion and culture. There is an entrance fee of 3 Lev which i already knew before i visited. This was swiftly collected by a man who...More

Thank dooper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we did not enter this beautiful structure, it is very impressive even from the outside. It is huge, and surely could accommodate large numbers of worshipers. The sad part is that while Sofia had a large Jewish population prior to World War II, it...More

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This synagogue takes one's breath away by its simple grandeur highlighted by the most magnificent main chandelier weighing 1.7 tons. It is of Moorish design with elements of Venetian architecture. This synagogue also houses the Jewish Museum of History which traces the life of Jewish...More

Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 24 October 2017

An impressive and luxurius synagogue. Very well built. We dont see such places in Israel. A must visit to anyJew and/or Israeli tourist who stays in Sofia

Thank Eran-Heinrich Y
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Visited on a Sunday and wasn't aware it was open as the guidebook had suggested it was closed at 2.30 and the gate wasn't open. However I followed a couple through the closed gate and to my surprise, the synagogue itself was open. There was...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This synagogue is the largest in Europe. Does not appear to be the significant from the outside but it is quite impressive on the inside. Modest entrance fee. Top tip: the entrance is through a heavy metal gate. It is locked with electronic entry system...More

Thank northants90
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Really distinctive architecture that stands out in the neighborhood and the inside is just as awe-inspiring with its tiles, mosaics and chandeliers. Given a very warm welcome at the gate where the large board stands with a description on it, the young man courteously ushered...More

Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This synagogue was pointed out to us by our guide during our Free Walking Tour of Sofia. It's a beautiful building, but what is even more interesting is the fact that it's located near a Christian church and a mosque. Quite a symbol of the...More

Thank kathryndob
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