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Address: in the courtyard of the Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
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+359 88 891 3396

Built in the 4th century, this is the oldest building in Sofia.

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Ancient history laid bare in the centre of town

The history of this church is fascinating and to find such charms near the centre of the city is remarkable.

Reviewed October 21, 2016
Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

The history of this church is fascinating and to find such charms near the centre of the city is remarkable.

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful small church as one of the oldest buildings in Sofia now (4th century). Accessible and worth visiting situated in the back garden of the presidential palace and the Balkan hotel; easy to reach by public transport like metro (stop Serdica)

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

This Church is free entry and is situated in the top center of Sofia - in the courtyard of the Ministry of Education and Sheraton Hotel. The church has had not only religious, but also historical character. As well, its architecture is very attractive.

Thank Vesselina N
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

You can visit the church for free. Make sure you enter the entry at the side which goes to the basement and the entry at the back, which is the current main entrance. There is currently construction work inside, but still very

Thank Kathrin80
New York
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

First and foremost, you need to bear in mind the history. So do not search for brand-new and spiritless monument because you'll find a very OLD church. Very tiny and beautiful church... even if it need a better restoration and spotlight.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

The church in iteslf is quite interesting but as well the ruins at the rear of the church are quite fascinating (if explained to you). Our guide provided excellent commentary,

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a very old church in the centre of Sofia with a long history of changing uses. It certainly was the oldest building I came across in Sofia. It is made up of a small circular building and some Roman ruins. It is in a courtyard and you can get to it through three entrances, but probably the easiest... More 

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

This is a very pretty and small orthodox church. I didn't like people inside in each corner selling souvenirs, eating and talking. It is worth visit.

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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Rotunda of St George has the same architecture with the one in Thessaloníki. It has interesting icons to see. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Lovely tiny church with excellent old frescos . Very atmospheric and actually hard to find a good time to go as so popular for local weddings !

Thank Vanessa B

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