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. Plan to visit Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga) during your Sofia vacation using our convenient Sofia travel itinerary planner.
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  • The last surviving place for Jews in Sofia, this Synagogue is gorgeous and an important city landmark, showing how the Bulgaria people are a peaceful bunch, accepting of all religions. 
  • One of the largest synagogues in Europe, with no entry fee - you will be required to contribute a couple of euros to a guide inside the place, totally worth it. Peaceful, well preserved, and extremely...  more »
  • It is the only building of worship of all Sofia that requires input for your visit (2 cams). Temple of worship of the Community Jewish without greater interest.
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