The Rotunda Of St GeorgeCurrently Closed
- Address: pl. "Sveta Nedelya" 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +359-29809216
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Observatory, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
The Rotunda Of St George - Review
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 Information
- 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 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 The Rotunda Of St George
95% 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
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The Rotunda Of St George, Sofia Reviews
One of the many churches located across the city. This one being very small compared to the rest. Worth checking it out though.
Another must see. One of the earliest Christian churches in the Balkins. Has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. Was turned into a mosque. Worth a few minutes. Definitely read the plaques for information or it isn't as meaningful. Walk around the exterior ruins.
Things around Sophia are as old as you can imagine. This little church for instance. It is worth seeing. I haven't had the chance to go into it, but I recommend at least stopping by it. You won't regret it.
The Church of St George (or Ротонда „Свети Георги“ – Rotonda ‘Sveti Georgi’ in Bulgarian) is a red brick rotunda that is thought to be the oldest building in Sofia. The Early Christian church stands among the ruins of Roman buildings, including public buildings with hypocaust floors and a basilica, as well as a street.
A very lovely church. It's small, but extremely rooted in history. A must visit when you come to Sofia. It's easily reached from Serdica metro station, which in turn is easily reached from the airport by metro. The church is quite hidden, surrounded by a big complex building which looks like a giant chocolate bar from the main road. Try to find the entry gate, you can see the church from outside the gate of chocolate-bar-shape building (Ministry of Education and Science). You can also go to Banya Bashi mosque on the north, cross the street from the underground tunnel.