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Saint Nedelja Church

Central Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #11 of 65 attractions in Sofia
Type: Religious Sites
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is an interesting example of a Christian Orthodox church with typical Byzantine architecture. The cathedral was the place of a terrorist attack carried out in 1925 by members of the Bulgarian Communist party. While there are some signs forbidding photography, they are quite hidden behind the main doors and as I didn't see in the beginning them took several... More

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I've given this place four stars because it's worth a stop if you're around that area of the city. Beautiful interior, nice and dark inside, well preserved, and a lot of gold/gold paint. Other than that, there's not a huge lot too see. If your itinerary doesn't go near the place and you've been to a similar styled Eastern European... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

You can't miss this church if you are sightseeing around Sofia, it's located exactly at the exit/entrance of Metro Line 1, station Serdika. Just a warning! There are a fair amount of gypsies in the area, so be aware of who approaches you, especially if they offer to read your future or sell you something. Look out for your belongings... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Was able to enter this church....but that is all I can tell you! When I was there, there was some sort of event going on....lots of priests convening for some sort of vote. The television crews were on the outside interviewing when they came out, the locals were all crowding in with flowers....I wish I knew what was going on!... More

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It is a unique place, standing in the hart of the city. Doesn't look like a typical European chapel. Nice work of wood and stone.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I definitely recommend and would include it as a visit place when international friends stop by Sofia ;) I have been mostly to weddings;)

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Athens, Greece
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We liked the abundance of old icons, depicting almost All the major Saints of the Orthodox Church . Ecclesiastical music in the background added to this solemn atmosphere

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Sofia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

St Nedelya is the site of a famous anri-government attack caused by terrorists in the 1920s, but it's not just worth visiting for that - it's actually a beautiful example of traditional Orthodox icons and architecture. It's right downtown, so ... what's not to like.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This church is situated in the "Square of Tolerance" right next to Vitosha Boulevard, the Jewish Synagogue and the Mosque.

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USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Not every church has the history associated with this one, nor the descriptive sign on the wall to explain it. Interior is nice but the visit is more worthwhile to learn of the important historical event that took place here.

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