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Saint Sofia Church

Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nicely restored building venerating the woman for whom the city is named after. The ancient bricks are truly visible and contrasted against the restoration cement. The iconography inside at not quite as remarkable as they probably were in its history. Underneath is reportedly the...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fine example of Romanesque architecture. Good to compare it with the nearby and much later Nevsky cathedral. The interior is largely unadorned brick.

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 1 week ago

The second oldest building in Sofia, and the Saint after which Sofia is named after. Built in the 4th Century by the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire. As with all Orthodox Churches, this was a very beautiful building and wonderfully preserved. I didn't see the underground crypts...More

Thank EdinburghToSofia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church above ground is pretty good, but the underground sections are awesome - and I say this as a British version of awesome. Supposedly 4 different church crypts merged together, the Temple area felt more like something older - perhaps Mithraditic.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A church full of history, crossing the ancient and modern World. Make sure you take a trip down to the Roman ruins and tombs below.

Thank Ret40
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the city's oldest churches. City was named for Saint Sofia. There is an museum underneath with a lot of tombs and the remains of other churches. There is an interesting film which details the many, many excavations which have taken place over generations....More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This Early Christian church was built in 6th century by the Romans on the ground where Roman amphiteather used to be and the Counsil of Serdica had to be taken its place. It passed through several reconstructions during the centuries and today is one of...More

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I had just spent a good part of Sunday browsing the flea market in front of the Alexander Nevsky Church and the embroidery and textile stall nearby and I finally made it to Saint Sophia in the middle of the afternoon. A baptism was going...More

Thank jauchzet
Reviewed 5 August 2017

So much effort was made in the exhibitions and restoration. It really was an amazing experience. The spirit and history of the Bulgarians will forever be one of the greatest memories of Sofia.

Thank 524magrietk
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I find all churches a wonderful experience. Saint Sofia is very much a typical Christian Orthodox Church. Lovely.

Thank LAM487
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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