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Cathedral Church Sveta Nedelya, Sofia

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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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  • You gotta visit this, beautiful inside, as usual pay for pics and video or just stroll around, people is praying so be respectful. 
  • a place that has a lot of wealth, culture and the environment, must go, a lot of history. There were not many people on the site. but it shows the belief of the people.
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  • The massive construction that dominates the view from Vitosha Blvd reveals an open, luminous interior once you cross the doors. 
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  • St Sunday Church "Crkva Svete Nedelje" has unique architecture. This is definitely a must to visit for anyone who is visiting Sofia. Especially for Serbians, since Serbian king Milutin was buried here. Relics of the St.King Milutin are still there.
  • I go to this place and first thing i notice, there is no vodka. This its not good. But i go inside church and ask for vodka and they kick me out. I just want vodka blyad. Now i think this is good looking and all, also they have huge variety of different restaurants around cathedral. One of restaurant is good. 4/10 next time some vodka pls
  • Ubava katedrala vo centarot na Sofija
  • Very beautiful Christian Orthodox church. It can be seen from the entire Vitosha Boulevard. Definitely worth a visit. Light a candle for good health. Photography is not allowed.
  • Very beautiful church in the heart of Sofia.