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“Historical” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saint Sofia Church

Saint Sofia Church
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Eat Like a Local: Sofia Breakfast, Food and Sightseeing Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 156 things to do in Sofia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Sofia, Bulgaria
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16 reviews
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“Historical”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

This church in the center of Sofia played an important part in the history of Bulgaria after its liberation in 1878. Worth seeing.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We were fortunate enough to be there on a Saturday afternoon during a wedding ceremony - very privileged to be there

Visited November 2011
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“It is a unique orthodox church!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

It has amazing history, it is right next to Alexander Nevski Church and it is worth taking the time to see it.

Visited December 2011
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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267 reviews
99 attraction reviews
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“Fine Christian Church in a Beautiful Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

A curious mix of styles, St. Sofia Church is unique in my experience.

While large and soaring the main chamber maintains a degree of intimacy that I find lacking in the grand cathedrals of Europe.

A great number of burning candles add to this intimacy but unfortunately seem to have significantly darkened the wall paintings (frescoes?).

The grounds are extensive and attractive.

Visited November 2011
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Hagia Sophia Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

The Hagia Sophia Church (Bulgarian: църква „Света София“, tsarkva „Sveta Sofia“) is the second oldest church in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, dating to the 6th century. In the 14th century, the church gave its name to the city, previously known as Sredets (Средец).

Visited June 2011
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