Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga), Sofia

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The largest Sephardic synagogue in southeastern Europe, Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga) has been the pride of Bulgaria's Jewish community for almost a century. The synagogue's main chandelier is the largest in the Balkans, weighs approximately 2 metric tons (4,480 lbs.), and is said to be made from ancient Middle Eastern gold. As you enter, note the plastic ornaments and stone carvings on the building's facade. When you enter the richly decorated interior, you'll see marble columns, wooden carvings, and multicolored Venetian floor mosaics. Stop by the small museum on the second floor and the synagogue's famous Judaica library. Work out when and for how long to visit Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga) and other Sofia attractions using our handy Sofia trip maker site .
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  • Synagogue in media, no big deal I've seen prettier. You pay 3 lev to enter. Cute x gazebo weddings.
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  • Seem to get to Fort Knox, between microscopic input, camera, metal detector. Inside is cute but ultimately nothing special, considering it is the only place of worship I've been having to pay an entrance fee (9). Nice chandelier.
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  • Was my first visit to the shrine a symbol of the Jewish religion ... The synagogue in Sofia is centrally located, close to the "market", the "mosque" and the Catholic Church in the city. The entrance has provided a ticket. The Interior impresses for its size, for the high central dome for decorations and frescoes dominated by blue, for a beautiful and precious chandelier. At the bottom of the wall the lectern, the candelabra to 7 fathoms and symbols of Jewish religion. During the visit, thoughts of various kinds have accompanied me. .. To see.
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  • Ticket price is 3 BGN, your visit will last any time from 30 minutes to 1 hr, to take in the beautiful ornaments. Worth seeing.
  • Nice Jewish temple but the entry is paid so take that into account.
  • Beautiful old synagogue with very special architecture. Also look down at the floors and up at the stars on the ceilings
  • Ok but not realy worth the entrance Fee.
  • Ok. But it is weird that it is the only religious institution that you have to an entrance fee. When asked about it, the doorman abruptly responded that he doesn't care what the other religious institutions do. Weird vibe...

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