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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  • Beautiful church in Sofia. From the outside it doesn't look special at all but the inside is definitely worth a visit. You'll be surprised!  more »
  • was an interesting underground experience. with many corridors and interesting tombs and mosaics. I enjoyed my visit, more than expected Good.  more »
  • From the outside this looks like a very plain church that you probably wouldn't bother entering. It looks very modern, but Don't be deceived - even the exterior bricks are old. The interior is a usual...  more »

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