In 1925, Bulgarian communists arranged an assassination attempt on Tsar Boris III and bombed Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, killing 150 people and destroying most of the church. A plaque outside commemorates the event. When you enter, note the well-preserved, 19th-century wood-carved iconostasis. The light from the windows of the central dome falls on the church's gold-and-blue murals. The name of the church translates to Holy (or Saint) Sunday, though it originally may have referred to the young martyr St. Kyriaki or even to Jesus Christ. The church is very popular for traditional Sunday weddings. You can light a candle here and pray if you choose. Plan your visit to Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sofia travel route website.
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One of the most interesting churches in Sofia. Built in the 10th century, it has been demolished several times. The modern church was built in the early 20th century after a terrorist attack almost... more »
This Miedeval church was destroyed multiple times and subsequently rebuilt, with rich history. It's small, but beautiful inside. more »
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