Located adjacent to the imposing Alexsandur Nevski church, the relatively plain Saint Sofia Church is worth a visit. It's the oldest church in Sofia, dating back to the 6th century, and the city takes its name from this church. The plain brick interior walls are a refreshing change from the typical icon covered walls of most churches. Take note of the bells hanging in the tree outside the front door; it's said they hang there because there's no bell tower, and churches built later than this one required bells. Also, take a moment to visit the tomb of the unknown soldier, on the right side of the church facing Nevski plaza, honoring the dead from WW I.
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