Church of St. Nedelya

Sveta Nedelya, with its huge dome, is a typical example of neo-Byzantine architecture. There has been a church here since medieval times, although the present building dates from the mid-19th century. In 1925, the church was largely destroyed when Communist rebels exploded a bomb during a funeral service, attended by Tsar Boris III and his cabinet ministers, killing 123 people.

The square, Ploshtad Sveta Nedelya, used to be named after Lenin and a statue of the Communist leader once stood here. It has since been replaced by a 24 m (79 ft) bronze statue of the goddess protector of the city, Sofia, holding the symbols of wisdom and fame.

Opening hours: Daily 07:00-18:00 h
Admission: Free

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