Being one of the largest churches in Sofia and on prominent display from along the entire length of the pedestrian Vitosha Boulevard, the St Nedelya is easy to find.
The church was built in mid-19th century in the place of a much older temple. Its function was to serve as Sofia’s major place of worship and a site for official religious ceremonies.
It was during such a ceremony in 1925 that a bomb hidden in church’s dome exploded and killed close to 200 people. This act of terrorism was until recently, the bloodiest in European history.
Read more about the terrorist attack of 1925.
The church was quickly restored and remodeled to its former glory.
If this is your thing check out the holy remains of a Serbian saint, brought to Sofia in the Middle Ages, that are on display in a glass coffin to the right of the main entrance.
Take the street next to the Sheraton to make your way to the National Theater and the park in front of it.