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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  • Beautiful from the outside but, unfortunately, it was Saturday so we weren't able to go in. Right by the market.  more »
  • Beautiful and impressive, is located in the heart of the city behind the market hall and a short walk from the mosque. This mix of places of worship in a small space makes the city of Sofia, very interesting.
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  • Big and impressive synagogue building right in the center of Sofia. It's visible from a distance, really cool.  more »
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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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