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Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

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Address: Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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One of the largest synagogues in Europe, with no entry fee - you will be required to contribute a couple of euros to a guide inside the place, totally worth it. Peaceful, well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The inside of the synagogue is beautiful and the small musuem, though a bit dusty, was interesting. Worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the synagogue was one of my main reasons for visiting Sofia and had e-mailed ahead some questions, I really appreciated having a personal answer before I arrived. The building is amazing but so too is the welcome and the lovely informative guide. Very definitely worth visiting.

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Thank WoobyBird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The last surviving place for Jews in Sofia, this Synagogue is gorgeous and an important city landmark, showing how the Bulgaria people are a peaceful bunch, accepting of all religions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the largest synagogues in Europe, with no entry fee - you will be required to contribute a couple of euros to a guide inside the place, totally worth it. Peaceful, well preserved, and extremely beautiful.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Thanks to TripAdvisor we knew how to find the entrance and the 2lev cost. We had already decided to ask for a guide and initially we were the only 2 in so just sat down to appreciate the building. Then a very pleasant man and came to ask if we wanted a guide. He was excellent explaining much about the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Big place in great condition! Props to the caretaker for the English introduction. 2 BGN/person to go inside, but well worth it. Don't miss the museum entrance on the back side and upstairs if you are interested in Jewish history (also 2 BGN/person, 1 BGN students). The museum is small, but has some cool stuff in it.

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Thank TravelinAndyM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The sinagoge is beautiful and impressive. The entrance costs 2 lev and if you donate some more money you can get a guide- lovely volunteer who speaks English and Hebrew. He tells about the history of Jews and sinagoge in Bulgaria

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The synagogue is situated directly behind the big covered market. The entrance is on the right side, about half way down. There is a buzzer you press, and the metal gate opens. There is a 2 Levi fee, which is well worth it. Unfortunately I missed the man who was explaining things to a group, I just wandered around the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

An important part of the Bulgarian history and life, that disappeared in the Second World War (Holocaust)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice to visit the Sofia synagogue. We found it difficult to get the entrance, because of security reasons.

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