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Cathedral Church Sveta Nedelya, Sofia

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
In 1925, Bulgarian communists arranged an assassination attempt on Tsar Boris III and bombed Cathedral Church Sveta Nedelya, killing 150 people and destroying most of the church. A plaque outside commemorates the event. When you enter, note the well-preserved, 19th-century wood-carved iconostasis. The light from the windows of the central dome falls on the church's gold-and-blue murals. The name of the church translates to Holy (or Saint) Sunday, though it originally may have referred to the young martyr St. Kyriaki or even to Jesus Christ. The church is very popular for traditional Sunday weddings. You can light a candle here and pray if you choose. Arrange your visit to Cathedral Church Sveta Nedelya and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sofia using our Sofia itinerary builder.
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  • It hit us especially inside, as well as the religious celebrations could observe without problems and who followed each other endlessly, with much movement of devotees. A perfect image of the religious experience in those lares
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  • The bombing killed more than 100 people where the damaged quite a bit, but recent renovations have brought a good architectural condition with frescoes everywhere and only a few signs of the vicissitudes in the past. Worth a visit, being a church anyway not huge walk in haste.
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  • Different from the Cathedral Nedski, but interesting as oldest with so a different architecture.
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  • One of the older cathedrals in Sofia famous for the bombing against the Tzar in beginning of the 20th century.
  • One the best cathedral I have ever visited because of its atmosphere. The outside is majestic while when you enter you fill the large and open space that makes you fell quite little
  • Great church, great architecture, big history.
  • Very beautiful cathedral. It is a common place for weddings. A must see in Sofia.
  • Great church
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