Saint Nedelja Church
- Address: 60, Tzar Asen Str., Sofia, Bulgaria
- Phone: +359-29875748
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture
Saint Nedelja Church - Review
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 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
93.12% of people who visit Sofia include Saint Nedelja Church in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
36.96% of people start their Saint Nedelja Church visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saint Nedelja Church
61.45% of people prefer walking in order to reach Saint Nedelja Church
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Saint Nedelja Church, Sofia Reviews
Lovely church - find out when the choir sing! This is great example of an Orthodox Church right in the centre of Sofia. Lovely fresco and just a pungent odour from the candles that are lit that really adds to the atmosphere. Find out when the weddings are (usually Saturday evening). We heard the choir singing which was really quite a moving experience.
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!
The Sveta Nedlyakathedraal is a good looking and historical highlight in the city of Sofia. From the city center, where the free sofia green tours are held, you can walk to the Banya Bashi within 2 minets. And from the Banya Bashi your close to many other historical places of Sofia.
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.