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Saint Sofia Church

Sofia, Bulgaria (Serdica)
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Ranked #14 of 65 attractions in Sofia
Type: Religious Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The new exhibition in the crypt (6 LB) has some amazing ancient Roman tombs and good English explanatory materials.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is the oldest church or building in Sofia Bulgaria and the city is named after this church. Some say the church and the city were named after the saint Sophia. Only God knows the truth. Anyway the bell outside the church was used to declare the freedom. The stained glass windows are very nice and the crypt is a... More

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Zadar, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This church is one very nice place to visit if you are in the center of Sofia, not because of church itself but because of tombs located under it. They are really impressive late antiquity monuments. You need to pay a entrance to see them but the price is not hight and it would be pity not to visit them... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This church is located in the center of Sofia, next to the main (Alexander Nevski) cathedral. The church gave her name to the city itself, so it's pretty important here. Though the catacomb part is nice (but you have to pay to view it), the rest of the church is pretty anonymous and in some parts it seems pretty fake... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Admittedly we didn't look at the crypts but was not particularly inspired by the Saint Sophia Church. The history behind the church and it's link the the naming of the city is important but I wouldn't say the church itself was a must see. The bell in the tree was something different although easily missed in spring without a guide... More

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Tumut, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Worth the money to go under the church to see the tombs and watch the documentaries. Amazing how they uncovered the old city and tombs.

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Stocksbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The church was attractive, good stainglassed window and interesting to walk around in. Reading other reviews makes me realize that I missed a crypt there?! Would have stopped in there if I knew. My husband and I also walked around the church several times and we couldn't locate the bell, but I'll put that down on us. I would go... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The curch is located in from of the famous St. Nevsky church. It is a small chruch but under the church you can see the meusum it is like an archelogical meusum and you must visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The bell opposite the church ( will have to find that on a tree ) was the one which was used to declare the freedom of the city . The city is named after this church , and not after Saint Sophia , which many people think . Infact the politicians built the statue in Sardika , as they were... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

When I went there the church was closed but they had a part open where one can pray if so inclined. The stained glass is great and as there was sunshine (not that we saw much) the glass looked great, very good for taking photos

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