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Saint Sofia Church, Sofia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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. For Saint Sofia Church and beyond, use our Sofia tour planner to get the most from your Sofia vacation.
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  • Far from full decorated churches in Sofia, Saint Sofia church offers a more classical style with pink brick architecture. 
  • This church and the crypt underneath house a treasure trove of history. The building itself is stunning, a memorial service was happening when we arrived and the incense and singing were magnificent. ...  read more »
  • The church itself is not overly big and doesn't have the same architectural splendor as the nearby Alexandar Nevski Cathedral but still the artwork, paintings and brickwork make this place well worth ...  read more »
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