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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  • This church, dating back to the 4th century, albeit in quite a number of incarnations, is the church that gave its name to the present-day city. Our tour guide said that it was the landmark on the hil...  more »
  • This is the heart of Sofia. The first church and its a quiet spot. It is not as pretentious, but the spirituality is here. The priests are willing to spend time with you and they open to questions.  more »
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