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Saint Sofia Church

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Vitaly_Tkachuk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church, once a fire station during antiquity, is one of the oldest buildings in Bulgaria! When you walk in there might be a service or baptism going on but that's ok, keep going along the sides and take a look at the glass floors where you can see the mosaics under the church! If you are a history lover... More 

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1 Thank Katherine L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw the church first in the free Sofia tour and after alone... is a church were they use to make funerals and I saw a topical funeral from Bulgaria .....

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the majority of churches in the city, the interior of Saint Sofia church is... fine. Nothing wrong with it, really, but it isn't all that spectacular. What IS spectacular are the ruins of the fourth century church below. It is definitely worth the very small admission fee – two Lev for students, six for regular price- to get the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything perfect!not so good weather at this time,,sofia was full of junk food restaurants,but you should try pizza on the road,just tasty!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its nostalgia to be in the midst of a structure that dates back to the period of early christianity particularly Catholicism.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a history buff- an absolute must see. The current church was rebuild on the ruins of the original church. Under the church there are pure archeological gems and I found the museum very educational. This Orthodox Church is by far more plain, but also more in touch with modern life ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Thought we were visiting just 'another church' in Sofia but were we in for a surprise or what! Free entry to the main church which in itself is interesting but nothing prepares you for shay lies below. Walk down some stairs at the lady 3Lev and prepare to enter another world. Here you will find lots and lots of excavated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The underground of this church is amazing! I was lucky to see a choir singing upstairs, which saved it, but it isn't half as impressing as down. The extent of the remains from the 2nd century on are incredible!

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