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
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.
- Please enquire before you visit.
- 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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92.86% 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
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.
This church is among the landmarks of Sofia. The bulgarian name of this temple is St Nedelya (Holy Sunday), Church but all they know it as St. Kyriaki the Greek name of Holy Sunday. I found the interior a little bit gloomy from the poor lighting. The exterior is lost its beauty and imposition by many surrounded high trees. Nevertheless is a landmark of the city.
its incredible. one of the best churches i visited in europe, gave me such a sense of peace, and the murals are wonderful
The inside is amazing and beautiful! What an impressive nave it has...
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!