Saint Nedelja Church
- Address: 60, Tzar Asen Str., Sofia, Bulgaria
- Phone: +359-29875748
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture
About Saint Nedelja Church, Sofia
This church is supposedly at the very center of Sofia – it lies directly on the ancient crossroads of Serdika. The architecture is typically neo-Byzantine, and it’s painted on the inside with frescoes by some of Bulgaria’s master-painters. It has two major icons. The first is a tapestry of the Resurrection, given to the church by an unknown woman. The other is the relics of canonised Serbian king Stephen Milutin. Also check out the beautifully carved wooden iconostasis from 1865.
In 1925, the church was heavily damaged and many of its attendees killed in a bomb blast intended to assassinate Tsar Boris III. It has since been restored to its full beauty.
Annually on the 27th of December at 11.00 a.m. a service is held to memorize the saint Serbian king.
Saint Nedelja Church Opening and Closing Hours
- Please enquire before you visit.
How To reach Saint Nedelja Church by Public Transport
- Subway Red line— Serdika or Sofia University stop
- Bus lines 9, 94, 280, 306 — Sofia University stop
- Trolley bus line 9 — St. Alexander Nevski Square stop
- Trolley bus lines 1, 2, 4, 11 — Sofia University stop
- Tramway line 20 — National Opera stop
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Things to Know Before Visiting Saint Nedelja Church
95% of people who visit Sofia include Saint Nedelja Church in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
33.21% of people start their Saint Nedelja Church visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saint Nedelja Church
51.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saint Nedelja Church
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Saint Nedelja Church, Sofia Reviews
Iconic, stunning, beautiful and civilized! Close to my hotel so that I would spend hours there. Great cults, harmonic, nice people, educated priests. It’s important in Eastern Europe to go to bigger worship places rather than smaller ones, the bigger ones are more used to tourists and nothing will let you down. Go and enjoy it!
Iconic landmark. Can't take pictures inside. Worth a few minutes. It's where their king didn't get assassinated
Here you will find a large, beautifully decorated traditional Eastern Orthodox church. The inside is well preserved and there are frescos everywhere. If you wish to take pictures they will charge you 10 leva (about $6.50). It's definitely a must see. There is a story about how some radicals planned to kill the King by blowing up the church. The church was damaged and many were killed but the King was late because he was at the funeral of one of his body guards.
The church is very nice. It looks old and it has some ancient spirit in it. Still we could not get in because of some ceremony but I think that entrance is possible for tourists and that its free. It looked like that to me.it is a worth a visit for sure.
1925 bitter events took place. Riot killed general. 25 kg explosives and building torn down. Monarch has survived. Because he was late.
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