Sveta Nedelya Church (Bulgarian: Катедрален храм "Св. великомъченица Неделя" в София or църква „Света Неделя“, romanized: Sveta Nedelya) is an Eastern Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a cathedral of the Sofia bishopric of the Bulgarian Patriarchate. Sveta Nedelya is a medieval church that has suffered destruction through the ages and has been reconstructed many times. The present building of the temple is among the landmarks of Sofia. It was designed by the famous Bulgarian architectural team Vasilyov-Tsolov.
The history of the cathedral's earliest years is to a large extent unknown. It was probably built in the 10th century and had stone foundations and an otherwise wooden construction, remaining wooden until the middle of the 19th century, unlike most other churches in the city. A German traveller by the name of Stephan Gerlach visited Sofia in 1578 and mentioned the church.
Marc Albert | Feb 24, 2018
Here you will find a large, beautifully decorated traditional Eastern Orthodox church. The inside is well preserved and there are frescos everywhere. If you wish to take pictures they will charge you 10 leva (about $6.50). It's definitely a must see. There is a story about how some radicals planned to kill the King by blowing up the church. The church was damaged and many were killed but the King was late because he was at the funeral of one of his body guards.
jelena jadzic | Jan 14, 2018
The church is very nice. It looks old and it has some ancient spirit in it. Still we could not get in because of some ceremony but I think that entrance is possible for tourists and that its free. It looked like that to me.it is a worth a visit for sure.
Matthew Vincent | Nov 24, 2017
Exquisite frescoes, and fabulous golden Altair screen. You can clearly see the half they've restored, with its vibrant blues, compared to the half they've not yet touched, which has a visible black layer, and looks dull in comparison. Well worth a visit.
Mirey Nehme | Mar 4, 2018
Beautiful church ⛪ but I didn’t like the fact that you have to pay to take a picture.
Predrag Popovic | Oct 25, 2017
St king Milutin The Holy and Pious Milutin, King of Serbia The Holy and Pious King Milutin was the son of Uro I and Queen Helena and brother of Dragutin. He fought many battles defending his Faith and his people. He fought against Emperor Michael Palaeologus because Palaeologus accepted union with Rome and tried to force the Balkan peoples and the monks of Athos to recognize the pope. He fought against Shishman, King of Bulgaria, and Nogai, King of the Tartars, in order to defend his lands. All his wars were successful, for he constantly prayed to God and hoped in God. He built more than forty churches: beside those that he built in his own land-Treskavac, Graèanica, St. George in Nagoriè, the Church of the Holy Theotokos in Skoplje, Banjska and so forth-he also built churches outside of his land, in Thessalonica, Sofia, Constantinople, Jerusalem and the Holy Mountain. He entered into rest in the Lord on October 29, 1320. His body was soon shown to be incorrupt and miracle-working; and as such, it reposes even today in the Church of the Holy King in Sofia, Bulgaria. Holy Serbian King Milutin - Stefan Uroš II ( 1253-1321) Monastery Banjska in Kosovo of Serbia -Endowment for eternal residence The Battle of Gallipoli was fought in 1312 year, between the Byzantine Empire, Serbian Kingdom - led King Milutin and Republic of Genoa against Turks led by Halil Pasha. Battle against Tatars 1295 year
Elise Moore | May 4, 2018
Iconic landmark. Can't take pictures inside. Worth a few minutes. It's where their king didn't get assassinated
J. M. Marcovecchio | May 6, 2018
Iconic, stunning, beautiful and civilized! Close to my hotel so that I would spend hours there. Great cults, harmonic, nice people, educated priests. It’s important in Eastern Europe to go to bigger worship places rather than smaller ones, the bigger ones are more used to tourists and nothing will let you down. Go and enjoy it!
Berk Eren | May 5, 2018
1925 bitter events took place. Riot killed general. 25 kg explosives and building torn down. Monarch has survived. Because he was late.
Adam Larsson | Jul 13, 2018
A beautiful church, a pretty big tourist attraction when you visit Sofia
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