Catedral de Sveta-Nedelya, Sofia

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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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  • The interior of this cathedral is stunning. I had to go back a few times just to take it all on and marvel at the architecture. I was lucky enough to observe part of a service here, which was also mos...  more »
  • St. Nedelja is the church of the Metropolitan of Sofia of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Built in Neobyzantine style in 1867, the house of worship is located just behind the rotunda of St. George. You can find more about Sofia's sights on my website toeightycountries.com.
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