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Address: Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ancient and wonderful

It is the oldest church in Sofia City. Now it is renovated and looks much better.It isof the situated in the very centre of the city. A must-see!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is the oldest church in Sofia City. Now it is renovated and looks much better.It isof the situated in the very centre of the city. A must-see!

Thank ELENA511
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in my last visit in Sofia and it was my first time in the church. I do think that it is very beautiful and has incredible icons. There was a lady which told us interesting stories and gave us a bit of "history" lesson.

Thank Krasina M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice place , ancient.I like a lot.The church is very ancient , with a lot of icons.Mystycally place...

Thank Relaxx T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wedding and christening can be watched on weekends. Amazing place to get known with Bulgarian traditions.

Thank Billyana
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide from Sofia Free Tours said that Sofia got its name from this Church! Its an old church with charm and has an underground place worth taking a look at too!

Thank Shaun J
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The church has very nice ambience. You have to see the crypt which is a kind of labyrinth full of ancient history.

Thank Mira D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Peaceful, Spiritual, lots of history and has a museum about the many years it has been there and its artefacts! It is Free, but lovely.

Thank JetsetZoom
Brasschaat, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The outside doesn't look very promising, but the inside is unique. All decoration has been removed (destroyed by the Ottomans) so one can clearly admire the way the church was build originally. But there is also a crypt: plenty of old tombs (some are decorated) and mosaics. A unknown part of an old churchyard which extends even outside the church.... More 

Thank cw f
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We saw this Church when we took the free walking tour in Sofia and this Church was one of the stops in the tour.

Thank Bughuul
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The church is full of historical importance which is worth finding out about to enhance your visit. There is a necropolis underneath which requires payment (6.lv) and is amazing. It seems to take up the entire floor area of the church above and gives a great insight into roman tombs.

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