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Church of St.Sophia, Thessaloniki

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • One of the most beautiful monuments of the city and if you find yourself in operation will be enchanted. Has murals that worthy to admire.
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  • Invites the Church to visit in the middle of the city. Place of tranquility, many candles. It is a place of rest.
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  • typical Byzantine Church reminiscent of St. Sofia in Istanbul. inside is very dark, but you can admire some beautiful mosaics. If you can maybe go there when there is the Orthodox mass ... very special experience ...
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