Church of St.Sophia, Thessaloniki

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. Plan to visit Church of St.Sophia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Thessaloniki attractions using our Thessaloniki route planning tool .
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  • definitely must visit this church ... in the center of the city.. without many words, simply majestic
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  • The Church was recommended to me and you said "must see" I've not felt it was "empty" for me and disappointing for me
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  • One of the major Orthodox churches in Thessaloniki, with a mysterious and obscure feeling inside the building. Well worth a visit!
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