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Saint Sophia

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Address: Naehe See, Ohrid 6000, Republic of Macedonia
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Just like every other churches in Macedonia, Saint Sophie is just gorgeous. It really feels like you are in another period of time, with wonderful architecture designs and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like every other churches in Macedonia, Saint Sophie is just gorgeous. It really feels like you are in another period of time, with wonderful architecture designs and paintings...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is one of the most beautiful churches in Ohrid, it's easy to locate and the ticket price is very affordable. When you come in you will be amazed. The fresco work and murals are mind-blowing. Must visit.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saint Sophia is a place that you must visit in Ohrid. This is one of the most beautiful churches in this town and also very old. If you have a chance visit some concert that id holding here

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North Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can look inside the church from the window, but if you want a closer look, you need to pay to enter. The frescoes are nice, but faded. About 10 minutes is all you need for a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Another of the many churches in Ohrid and one of the most attractive. They don't like foreigners here and have a sign up saying they have to pay double to get in (see picture below).

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Whilst the entry fee may seem stiff, once inside a whole new world opens u. The frescos and murals are our of this world. You need at least 2 hours to do justice to this amazing jewel.

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leighton buzzard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Saint Sophia is in the old part of Ohrid not far from the commercial city,beautifully kept lawns with tortoises, the church itself is well worth the entrance fee (100 den ) wonderful frescos everywhere.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Easily accessible from the town, this is a beautiful church (both inside and outside) with intricate frescoes. A friendly guide will show you around if you want. I liked the courtyard garden and also the surrounding restaurants, where you can sit in the balcony and enjoy views of the church.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A building of ancient history or a place of worship, whichever way you look at it this building is a must see while in Ohrid The Byzantine construction methods are intriguing & old frescoes inspiring

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Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church, more like museum. We enjoy our visit in this church. You can take a lot of pictures!!!

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