The Rotunda Of St George1125 Votes Currently Open
- Address: pl. Sveta Nedelya 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +359-29809216
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Observatory, Historical Site
This Roman church, built in the 4th century in a square in the ancient town of Serkika, is the oldest building in the city. It’s famous for the frescoes on its walls. The oldest frescoes however, are definitely from Byzantine-Roman times, and are probably as old as the church.
The view of the church from the outside is a little jarring though, seeing how the church is in the courtyard between the Sheraton hotel and the Presidency. Scattered around it are some of Serdika’s ancient ruins. The temple used to part of a larger achaelogical complex. The complex itself is remarkable – it shows evidence of an ingenious drainage and heating system. In the nearby Hotel Rila, the residence of Emperor Constantine I himself was discovered.
The church is still in active use.
The Rotunda Of St George Travel Tips
- Try catching it during the Vespers at 5 pm, the matins at 8 am or the Divine Liturgy at 9 am.
How to Reach The Rotunda Of St George
- 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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77.37% of people who visit Sofia include The Rotunda Of St George in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
26.57% of people start their The Rotunda Of St George visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Rotunda Of St George
73.2% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Rotunda Of St George