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Address: Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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A must-see

If you want to see the layers of history hidden in this part of Europe, this is THE must-see location in Sofia. Place was nicely refreshed and renovated in the last years, but at... read more

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

If you want to see the layers of history hidden in this part of Europe, this is THE must-see location in Sofia. Place was nicely refreshed and renovated in the last years, but at the same time for a few hours visitors can dive deep in the past. Even as the church is build in 6th century, you can see... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Legend has it the city was named after this old church rather than the saint. We walked in on a funeral, but visitors were still welcomed. Very nicely preserved and an amazing piece of history. In the basement are ruins of the old church this was built on top of, also worth a visit (separate museum entrance fee, but parts... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 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!

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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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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 

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