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“Central Synagogue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)
16 Exarch Yossif Ulica, Sofia, Bulgaria
(02) 831 273
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Ranked #16 of 59 Attractions in Sofia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Island of Malta, Malta
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“Central Synagogue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This place was just round the corner from our hotel. Very interesting place with a nice museum. What is most interesting thing is that just round the corner there is an old functioning Mosque so two religions so close to each other.

Visited January 2014
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Ashdod, Israel
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“beautiful sephardic synagouge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

beautiful building.very large inside,wonderful decorations. had a great chat with the rabbi and was invited to services that evening.

Visited December 2013
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Evanston, Il
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It's a beautifully restored synagogue. We were fortunate to find it open and someone in the court yard otherwise we would not have been able to get in. There were others in our group who weren't as lucky as we.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and historically very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This sephardic synagogue is very well maintained and beautiful, though its regular congregation numbers only 50-60. Upstairs is a highly informative museum relating the very ancient history of the Jews in Sofia, from the time of the Greeks to the saving of quite a number of them by the Bulgarians during the Holocaust. For students of the Diaspora, it holds many little surprises.

Visited October 2013
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Southern Nevada
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“Part of the Culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Even for a Gentile, it was worthwhile visiting this synagogue and learning the history and evolution of it.

Visited September 2013
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