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The Church of St George (Bulgarian: Ротонда „Свети Георги“ Rotonda "Sveti Georgi") is an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is situated behind the Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica.
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful church ⛪ but I didn’t like the fact that you have to pay to take a picture.
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
Iconic landmark. Can't take pictures inside. Worth a few minutes. It's where their king didn't get assassinated
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!
1925 bitter events took place. Riot killed general. 25 kg explosives and building torn down. Monarch has survived. Because he was late.
A beautiful church, a pretty big tourist attraction when you visit Sofia