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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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The synagogue architecture is very interesting. There is a museum of the Jewish people in Bulgaria, although the museum is simple (no multimedia aids) it was educative and very interesting. It is important to mention that the Bulgarian people prevented the deportation of the Jews...More

Thank Shmuel B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The stunning Sofia Synagogue is located in an area called the Square of Tolerance.. Why so? Well, within short distance from the synagogue, there's also a mosque (Banya Bashi -the only mosque in Sofia) and several churches, among them Sveta Nedelya orthodox church and the...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very old synagogue not just in Sofia but in Europe. The beautiful Venetian floor tiles deserve a moment to ponder over on their own but there are also many interesting Jewish symbols to take note of eg the abundance of items numbering...More

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