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Church of St.Sophia, Thessaloniki

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Church of St.Sophia represents one of the city's most important ancient religious structures, whose historical and architectural significance has earned it a place on the World Heritage List. Although the current building--based on Istanbul's Ayia Sofia--was erected in the 8th century CE, a church has stood at this location since the 3rd century CE. Its rich and varied history includes a period as the cathedral of Thessaloniki and several centuries where it served as a mosque. Tour the dark interior to discover relics from each iteration, including centuries-old mosaics, icons, and chandeliers. This is an active church, and services are still held here today; check online for details. To visit Church of St.Sophia on your trip to Thessaloniki, use our Thessaloniki tour planner.
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  • Unique Church in the Centre of Thessaloniki. It has a big courtyard and is beautiful inside.
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  • Very peaceful place for prayers or just to observe the Orthodox churches. In the city's downtown we have experienced the Sunday's prayer by chance and the atmosphere quite different than the outside's...  more »
  • This temple is the history of the city! He was a Christian Church, when conquered by the Turks, was a mosque and an Orthodox Church year 1914.
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