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“Byzantine churches in Sofia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi)

The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi)
in the courtyard of the Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #9 of 59 Attractions in Sofia
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Built in the 4th century, this is the oldest building in Sofia.
Athens, Greece
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“Byzantine churches in Sofia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

St George is the oldest Byzantine church in Sofia, and probably one of the oldest in Balkans. Situated inside the alley of the presidential buiding should not be trespassed.
Once you take photos of the feather topped presidential guards, just walk along on the adjacent parking entrance inside the alley. Noone will stop you. There, surrounded by roman ruins stands the small byzantine church of St. George, known as Rotunda because of the circular shape of its nave. It is really worth visiting.

Visited December 2012
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“Really quirky.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My partner and I stumbled across this completely randomly. What a shock! And to think that they still do services inside. We accidentally almost walked into a service (oops....), so just a warning!

Really impressive that something so old is still being used.

Visited February 2012
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“a surprise behind the Presidential palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I discovered the church by chance as I was walking down the streets. In the middle of modern buildings and flats is this piece of history from the 4th century and excavations fo ancient Roman ruins. One of the Sofia's oldest preserved building. Inside, layers of frescoes can still be seen.

Visited November 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“One of the oldest churches in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

You will be able to see one of the oldest churches in the world from the time of Constantine the Great.

Visited November 2012
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“Atmospheric!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Definitely worth a visit. Amazing history and superb architecture.This structure was rebuilt several times over the centuries and should be viewed when in Sofia

Visited October 2012
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