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“Beautiful synagogue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)
Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia, Bulgaria
(02) 983 12 73
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Ranked #23 of 114 things to do in Sofia
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“Beautiful synagogue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The synagogue has been beautifully restored. Plans for a museum are in the works. We were able to attend services on Shabbat but, unfortunately, it was in the small chapel rather than the main synagogue.

Visited June 2013
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“Totally recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The Sofia Synagogue is an amazing place to visit. It's one of the most beautiful synagogues I've visited. I believe it's closed on Saturdays.

Visited June 2013
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Ancient structure, well guarded, not sure when its open but worth a trip,would go back to see again was nicer then most synagogues that I have been to in Europe, would compare with the Rome or florace synagogues

Visited March 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A place to see in sofia ... funny to see that few meters from that you have a mosque and a church!!!! a nice symbol

Visited March 2013
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“Largest synagogue in the eastern Balkans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

One of the most beautifull synagogue in that region of the world. During 2nd worlwar it was left untouched, unlike all other synagogues around the Balkans. It remains in its original state, as it was built in the 19th century, when the country had a huge Jewish Community. The synagogue is still in use, and is one of the few remaining in the Balkans (exception of Bucarest and Belgrade, which are not as well conserved or original as this one)

Visited April 2013
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