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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. For Saint Sofia Church and beyond, use our Sofia tour planner to get the most from your Sofia vacation.
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  • Just crosses the threshold you like a blast from the past. A beautiful ancient church which has a main characteristic of this definitely had Church we must not focus only on the Bell installed in the tree in front of the churchyard. Rich in history, with frescoes and artworks, stands out because of early Christian architecture. Recount that was formerly used as a mosque. The underground necropolis and the walls repeatedly redone recount, over the years, the past of this historic church.
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  • Interesting Church for its antiquity and history, will not leave you open-mouthed, but as you figure in its age, its stages and above all its ancient crypt... you valorarás it otherwise.
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  • The Church of Santa Sofia is located in the same square as the famous Cathedral of Alexander willy-nilly passes sadly into the background when it is itself the first jewel of the city. Do not miss the archaeological excavations.
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