Saint Sofia Church, Sofia
Saint Sofia Church, Sofia - Address, Phone Number
Address: ul. Paris 2, Sofia, Bulgaria
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Saint Sofia Church, Sofia
Though overshadowed in size by the nearby Alexander Nevski church, the Saint Sophia church is far more important to the city’s history. It was built in the 6th century on the site of some even older churches, and an ancient necropolis. During its hay-days in the 14th century, the church’s fame was so great that it conferred it’s own name to the city – the city of Serdika became the city of Sophia! It’s suffered some serious damage though – its famed wall paintings and some of its floor mosaics were destroyed by the Ottomans, and it’s minaret by a number of 19th century earthquakes.
The monument of an unknown warrior stands next to the church as a symbol of all those who’ve ever given their lives fighting for Bulgaria. The grave of the Bulgarian national writer Ivan Vazov is in the southwest garden of the church. Today, it’s a highly popular church for weddings and baptisms.
The church also houses the Museum of the Necropolis – there is a fee to see that.
Saint Sofia Church Information
- Disability accessible
How To reach Saint Sofia Church by Public Transport
- Metro red line stop "St.. Kliment Ohridski "
- There may be other local transport options. Ask the locals for info
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Saint Sofia Church, Sofia Reviews - Write a Review
Very old and of great importance to the city. Go to the tomb with amazing exhibts and ancient mosaic floors. Entrance 6 levas.
While not as ornate as most of the other churches in Sofia, this gem has a lot to offer. Definitely check out the necropolis.
Ancient church. There's a crypt that is full with history. One of Sofia most visited place.
Not really worth checking
A church with very rich history from Roman times, and very interesting archaeological exhibit under the church from 2-5 centuries.