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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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  • H visit worthwhile, not so for the Church itself, as for the Museum, housed in the basement of the building. It is basically a maze consisting of ruins and burial monuments from different periods of Roman and Byzantine history, as the Church was built on the site of the necropolis of ancient Sardica.
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  • beautiful place, own story there.. I was charmed with so much beauty and ancient history to see.. really beautiful.
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  • The church, in itself, cannot compete with the other, more impressive churches - including the cathedral, only a few steps away. But if you look closely you will find out that the church has no towers...  more »