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The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi)

In the Courtyard of the Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 88 891 3396
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Built in the 4th century, this is the oldest building in Sofia.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“roman ruins” (31 reviews)
“oldest church” (22 reviews)
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In the Courtyard of the Sheraton Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
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+359 88 891 3396
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Somewhat hidden from street view behind the Sheraton Hotel. Very small brick church is in excellent condition especially considering its age. Murals inside are from the 10th-14th century.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little gem in a built up area. I love this church. It is a delight to visit and even it's location is impressive. I tend to access from hotel grand Balkan 's downstairs toilets! You can also access it from the other side

Thank lisaupham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of ancient city Serdica, built in 4th century by the Romans, now hidden behind Sheraton hotel and Presidency building. A breathtaking ancient complex.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considered to be the oldest building in Sofia dating to the 4th century. It sits almost hidden in a courtyard. It sits among ruins of an ancient city. It's in remarkably good condition for a structure of its age.

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside it looks like a very lovely Church. Very interesting. We could not enter as we were not wearing the appropriate clothing. Men cannot wear shorts and singlets and women cannot wear dresses without sleeves.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting visit to this ancient ruin that was actually inside the Palance ground. Visitors were allowed with no admission charges. Worth a visit. Sofia is full of Roman and ancient ruins.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in a quiet area behind the presidency and in the ruins of a Roman street, it was built by the Romans in the 4th century, used as a mosque by the Ottomans and then restored in the 20th century.

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's in a square surrounded by high end establishments. The church is very beautiful and worth a visit.

Thank G L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden gem in the center of Sofia, this early Roman round church is a must-see (and it only takes a few minutes to see it as it is small).

1  Thank StVM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do take time to find this church, I was amazed how such a gem, hidden away in a courtyard surrounded by buildings was not crowded with tourists. The place is quiet, you can walk around the remains of the previous establishments, I think I even...More

Thank Filip S
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OklahomaMomOf3
30 August 2016|
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Response from ny_ten | Reviewed this property |
According to their webiste (google it, it is mostly in english) the worship services are daily, matins at 8am, followed by divine liturgy around 9am, vespers at 5pm
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