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Saint Nedelja Church, Sofia

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In 1925, Bulgarian communists arranged an assassination attempt on Tsar Boris III and bombed Saint Nedelja Church, killing 150 people and destroying most of the church. A plaque outside commemorates the event. When you enter, note the well-preserved, 19th-century wood-carved iconostasis. The light from the windows of the central dome falls on the church's gold-and-blue murals. The name of the church translates to Holy (or Saint) Sunday, though it originally may have referred to the young martyr St. Kyriaki or even to Jesus Christ. The church is very popular for traditional Sunday weddings. You can light a candle here and pray if you choose. Arrange your visit to Saint Nedelja Church and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sofia using our Sofia itinerary builder.
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  • To delimit the beginning of Vitosha boulevard St Nedelja, to be counted by for sure, between the most beautiful churches all over Sofia. Inside, the play of natural light and artificial light created amplifies the beauty
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in internal and external area, where you can observe the local belief. Rich in detail and history.
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  • Historian Christian Church in the Centre of Sofia, in a central position, close to the pedestrian street Vitosha.
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  • St Sunday Church "Crkva Svete Nedelje" has unique architecture. This is definitely a must to visit for anyone who is visiting Sofia. Especially for Serbians, since Serbian king Milutin was buried here. Relics of the St.King Milutin are still there.
  • I go to this place and first thing i notice, there is no vodka. This its not good. But i go inside church and ask for vodka and they kick me out. I just want vodka blyad. Now i think this is good looking and all, also they have huge variety of different restaurants around cathedral. One of restaurant is good. 4/10 next time some vodka pls
  • Ubava katedrala vo centarot na Sofija
  • Very beautiful Christian Orthodox church. It can be seen from the entire Vitosha Boulevard. Definitely worth a visit. Light a candle for good health. Photography is not allowed.
  • Very beautiful church in the heart of Sofia.