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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  • One of the main churches in Sofia is situated in the central part of the city, easy to reach and to visit, particularly ... hot water coming out of the pipes at the entrance Beautiful
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  • I would love to go again. Great location and worthseeing monument . I suggest every traveler to visit .  more »
  • The church is very old, and there are few layers of history in it. Unique mosaics still can be seen. Recommend it if you visit Sofia.  more »
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