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Saint Sofia Church, Sofia

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Sixth-century Saint Sofia Church gave its name to the city. Built on the necropolis of the ancient city of Serdika, the church is one of the most valuable pieces of early Christian architecture in southeastern Europe. According to popular lore, St. Sophia's miraculous powers protected the building over the centuries, withstanding Turks and earthquakes. Walk on floors covered with early Christian ornamental flora- and fauna-themed mosaics. See the icons depicting Sophia, the Divine Wisdom, portrayed as a young figure of Christ seated on a rainbow. Use our Sofia tour itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Saint Sofia Church and other attractions in Sofia.
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  • A church that looks quite modest in comparison to the neighbouring Nevski Cathedral is 900 years older and presents precious piece of history under the ground. with the ruins of previous churches... 
    A church that looks quite modest in comparison to the neighbouring Nevski Cathedral is 900 years older and presents precious piece of history under the ground. with the ruins of previous churches...  more »
  • A very ancient early Christian church built on the remains of even older churches. Under the church there are several tombs, which are accessible to visitors, and the entrance is from the side. 
    A very ancient early Christian church built on the remains of even older churches. Under the church there are several tombs, which are accessible to visitors, and the entrance is from the side.  more »
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  • Nice place
  • Definitely devote 20 minutes to check out this ancient basilica.

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