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.
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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
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
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
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.
The church itself is pretty and interesting, but the main focus here is on the underground. A necropolis has been excavated underneath the church with graves dating back since BC. Fascinating to wander around and discover the treasures underground. Gives you a bit of perspective...More
Excellent if you are into history. The liturgy was beautiful, we heard it while we were in the catacombs.
A very old monument from the end of the Roman empire. Nice icons and highly spiritual. The red bricks will are astonishing and the interior is worth a visit.