Church of Saint Sophia
Church of Saint Sophia
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Church of St Sophia, a.k.a. the Old Bishopric, was built in the end of the 5th and the beginning of the 6th centuries at the center of the ancient town, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although only parts of the walls are preserved, it can be anticipated that it was a beautiful church. Because of its central location in the old town, you can't miss it and take a look when you are passing by.
Written May 30, 2021
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Spotter S
Prague, Czech Republic773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The spirit of history! Very nice place to visit. Little bit hard to make pictures without people, but possible. Beautiful atmosphere of the place!
Written July 27, 2020
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Rouvareissussa
Helsinki, Finland20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Nice stop by, when we walk around oldtown.
Real ruin and no entry fee.
Nice shops nearby.
Good to visit if you are nearby
Written October 25, 2019
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MJK
Coventry1,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Business
The whole peninsula is rich in old churches (or rather remains of them), yet I found the Church of Saint Sophia as special one, as it is the oldest of churches you can see in Nessebar today and it is located in the ancient centre of the city. The original church was built somewhere in the late 5th century (the construction you can see today is "only" 1200 years old) and you must be impressed if you think how many peoples visited and prayed in this particular place.
Written March 18, 2019
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drwschen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
The ruins of the Church of Saint Sophia is the main attraction of this town listed on the UNESCO world heritage site list. With the help of Google map it can be easily located, but otherwise you will eventually still find it by walking around and asking. Some street corners have signposts that will point to the right direction. It is so big that you cannot miss once you arrived. Only the stone walls and floor remain intact today. But it's still a majestic site to awe at. Truly the main attraction in this town to me; if I exclude the food and wine, of course.
Written November 7, 2018
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Lostyeti73
Aberfan, UK686 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
The remains of a historically important church with great architectural merit however it is woefully unprotected from visitors who insist on climbing all over the remaining walls sadly disregarding its religious heritage.
Written September 28, 2015
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globetrotter55
Bucharest, Romania3,214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
the walls are quite impressive, despite of their age - or maybe because of that
touching the walls means to touch twelve centuries of history, but the first church was even older, from the sixth century

the place is the heart of the city, and is very loved for taking pictures, or maybe just to enjoy the place, trying to imagine the long ago people, right there, where you rest on the walls ruins

it's a must to spend a while there; if you feel emotions, it's ok, you are so lucky and sensitive, do not panic
Written July 25, 2021
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Bente E
Vinstra, Norway49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Old architecture and very well maintained.
Quite beautiful as the rest of Nessebar.
Well worth the time.
Written August 8, 2019
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sarah l
Doncaster, UK517 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very historical. A beautifully structured building in a wonderful place. Take time to appreciate the architectural brilliance. Photos don't do it justice. A lovely serene place to visit.
Written August 31, 2018
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Grace K
Suwalki, Poland31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Walking around this little town of Nessbar is like taking a trip to the old times. Ruins, perfectly surrounded by the veins of the narrow, picturesque streets, are rough, stones fitted in ages ago. It was the most beautiful place in Sunny Beach, away from crowded hotels, was worth it! Btw, we took regular bus line to get there, which was cheapest and quite fast too.
Written July 14, 2018
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