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Saint Sofia Church

Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ul. Parizh, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest still in existance at the same spot church in the Christian world. Do not miss the museum right below it!!!! That is worth seing and going through!

Thank Samouila
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank PeterB64
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent if you are into history. The liturgy was beautiful, we heard it while we were in the catacombs.

Thank greywalk
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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.

Thank Julio_GS
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Nila A
13 June 2017|
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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