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Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

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Reviewed 6 days ago

When we went there it was under renovation. The building is beautiful and interesting. There was guide who was not friendly, so we didn’t take his services. You have to pay to get inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

A most interesting and enjoyable tour. Colourful and so different to what we are used to. Completly different style and design with a most gigantic and ornate chandelier.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gordon B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Interesting to visit this Old Synagogue … surprisingly not destroyed in WWII, Middle Eastern design and architecture, currently under reconstruction. Not as elegant as other European Synagogues but still worthy of a short visit. Cost is 4 Leva pp ( about $2.50 USD pp). FREE...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I was under the impression that all centers of worship were free to enter. However, I found that it cost 8 Leva for two of us to go into the synagogue. It was my first experience in one. Most of the interior was under construction....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is very old beautiful synagogue here.The architecture is beautiful. You visit part of the city walking tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed October 8, 2018

There is some refurbishment going on at present, so parts of the interior of the building are not accessible, but there is a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere in this relatively large synagogue. Once inside we were on our own as there were no guides and little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Another piece of Bulgarian history, interesting, worth a stop and learn more, read on line or from a brochure.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Entrance 2 Leva. Very close to the main mosque and main church which in our opinion is how things should be. Was undergoing repairs when we visited but we were still allowed inside

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Viewed only from the outside, the architecture and history story are impressive. Charge for entry. Impressive colorful, photogenic building.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Visiting several holy grounds, buildings and temples, the visit at the synagogue was definitely the best visit of them all. There's an entrance fee of 4 bgn which is worth paying. You are allowed to take photos and we even got offered information about the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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