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 synagogue is located in a very peculiar field, is located near the mosque and a church, so called 'circle of Concord' site since three religions coexist without having any problem. His visit is recommended although you have to remember that you must not visit on Saturday is the day of prayer of the Jews, and is closed. It also has a museum if you are interested in the subject.
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  • Catholic Cathedral of the Banya Bashi, flies and the Rotunda of St George Orthodox Church, there is the Central synagogue, the largest Sephardic synagogue in Europe. The building is Moorish Spanish style, built on the model of a synagogue in Vienna.
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  • This church stands in the downtown, where religious quadrilateral at one side there is the Catholic Church of St Joseph, the other Muslim, the Church and the Greek Orthodox Church. The synagogue, at its core, contains a mini Museum of Jewish presence in Sofia. The Jewish community, although Bulgaria was an ally of the axis nazionalfascista, not suffered persecution during the World War 2 details and racial laws found on site a realization. Even to their enactment, many Bulgarians, although not belonging to the Jewish community, wore the mandatory star of David on clothing, making it even more problematic finding subjects to be pursued. Inside the synagogue (entering and leaving unsupervised and admission fee: 2 lev per person) very beautiful frescoes and decorations.
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