Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga), Sofia
(3.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga) during your Sofia vacation using our convenient Sofia travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is a new, from the beginning of the 20TH. Well designed but without much interest. By the way, advance payment of 2 lv something unusual to visit other religious centers of Sofia
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  • Although you pay in ticket, not applicable, no explanation either, no address also signs to understand what he was seeing even to understand its history!
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  • The synagogue is situated directly behind the big covered market. The entrance is on the right side, about half way down. There is a buzzer you press, and the metal gate opens. There is a 2 Levi fee, ...  more »