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Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 983 1273
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Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 983 1273
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful from the outside but, unfortunately, it was Saturday so we weren't able to go in. Right by the market.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 6 days ago

Big and impressive synagogue building right in the center of Sofia. It's visible from a distance, really cool.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful old synagogue. If you have a chance, it is well worthwhile listening to the custodian when he tells you about the history of the synagogue and the Jewish community of Sofia.

Thank Sanny07
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge structure, they say the second largest synagogue in Europe. Very very impressive, though quite sad that there is almost nothing left of the once thriving Jewish community. The entrance fee includes a tour by one of the elder members of the...More

Thank S K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sinagogue in Sofia is really very nice inside. The Painted Ceilings are very nice. You only have to pay 3bgn per person to go inside which is very reasonable. There are 2500 members at the Synagogue and they have prayers every morning. Well worth...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to stop here to learn a bit more about the Jewish community in Bulgaria. I was actually a bit disappointed with my visit. The guards at the entrance were not too friendly or helpful. Unlike all the churches in the city, you have...More

1  Thank lindsaykupf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We specifically walked to this synagogue but it is small and just OK. We paid our 4 BGN but spent very little time here. If you have the interest.....do it!

Thank morewierd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful, understated synagogue. An old man told us about its history and how Sofia's Sephardic Jews were treated during WW11 - altogether very interesting

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

When you enter they immediately ask for money which is not a lot btw 3lv. The synagogue is nice but you can not spend there more than 5 minutes. An elderly man invited us for a short story (5 minutes) about the brief history of...More

Thank András M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Have visited during a short break in Sofia. It looked as if it was closed but when we entered the security told us we can visit inside. He was very kind and welcoming. The ticket was 2 or 3 lev. It is the largest synagogue...More

Thank Stejs
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