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Saint Sofia Church, Sofia

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Sixth-century Saint Sofia Church gave its name to the city. Built on the necropolis of the ancient city of Serdika, the church is one of the most valuable pieces of early Christian architecture in southeastern Europe. According to popular lore, St. Sophia's miraculous powers protected the building over the centuries, withstanding Turks and earthquakes. Walk on floors covered with early Christian ornamental flora- and fauna-themed mosaics. See the icons depicting Sophia, the Divine Wisdom, portrayed as a young figure of Christ seated on a rainbow. Use our Sofia tour itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Saint Sofia Church and other attractions in Sofia.
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  • A church that looks quite modest in comparison to the neighbouring Nevski Cathedral is 900 years older and presents precious piece of history under the ground. with the ruins of previous churches...  more »
  • A very ancient early Christian church built on the remains of even older churches. Under the church there are several tombs, which are accessible to visitors, and the entrance is from the side.  more »
  • Small church right across from the Nevsky cathedral (2m walk). Interior nothing too impressive (all brick, no frescoes) yet the necropolis it’s build on definitely worth a look (stairs in the left...  more »
  • Nice place
  • Definitely devote 20 minutes to check out this ancient basilica.
  • The biggest church on Balkan Peninsula. Live choir every Saturday and Sunday and all Christian holidays!
  • One of the biggest oldest and most famos churches in Sofia.
  • Very beautiful church. It is also big. I have been on two weddings there. There was a chorus. It is incredible to hear them singing in the church.

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