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Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 983 1273
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Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed yesterday

Have visited during a short break in Sofia. It looked as if it was closed but when we entered the security told us we can visit inside. He was very kind and welcoming. The ticket was 2 or 3 lev. It is the largest synagogue...More

Thank Stejs
Reviewed 2 days ago

A majestic building yet a pity we couldn't visit when we were there, closed and no one around. We had heard how many Jews had survived WW2 in Bulgaria . Close to the centre. Would be worth booking a visit inside.

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's what it is. A door leading to a courtyard where they charge you a few levs and point you the entrance. Then they're done with their job. We might well had caught them off duty. The indoors were precious and worthy to pay the...More

Thank BerniRoig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest Sephardic synagogues in Europe. The rabbi (I think it was him!) gave us an excellent introduction to the building of the synagogue at the end of the 19th century and its various features. It's a beautiful building in the...More

Thank ChrisfromLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rich history of the Jewish Bulgarian community can be learned through a visit to this house of worship. We were fortunate to meet some members and the Rabbi and learn about its history. Visit must be pre-arranged.

2  Thank DraxNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Sofia you absolutely must stop by. This Synagogue is central, 2 min from a Mosque, the Mineral Baths and the old market. For £2 you can get in and enjoy the gorgeous colourful interior and you may even get the Rabbi to...More

1  Thank eagertraveller123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The impressive Central Sofia Synagogue holds a commanding position on Ekzarh Josef St., close to its neighboring Islamic mosque. Bulgaria was one of the very few countries of Europe that made a commendable effort to offer sanctuary to its Jews for the duration of the...More

1  Thank eilonglen
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Good for a quick visit, in Sofia it's possible to visit a Synagogue, Church and Mosque in the city center, I see it as a good opportunity. Worth to visit for 1€

Thank cdagbagli
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The architecture is amazing. It reminded me of an Arabesque building. It is large inside and beautifully decorated.

Thank jaime000
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We managed to get in right when the gates were about to be closed so we sere lucky to be the only ones in the temple. It's impressive and beautifully decorated from the floor to the ceiling. Definitely worth a visit! I really like the...More

1  Thank Emira T
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