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The Sveta Sofia Underground Museum Necropolis



The museum necropolis under St Sofia Church is the first of its kind underground museum in Bulgaria. The Municipality of Sofia has invested nearly 5 million leva in this project and excavation and conservation works have taken more than 15 years. The museum features remains of over 50 tombs, mosaics and artefacts dating back to Byzantine and Roman times that can be seen on several underground levels. Admission is restricted to groups of 8, entrance fee is affordable with discounts for students and pensioners and there is a multimedia presentation of the history of Sofia and the necropolis in particular. The tour lasts about 20 minutes and is a must-see if you are in the area. It is believed that this is the place where 'it all started', where nowadays Sofia was founded to later develop, grow and become the capital of this nation.. Therefore, St Sofia temple features in the city's coat of arms and is considered one of the symbols of Sofia.

The entrance to the necropolis is easy to find - enter the church and turn right at the stall that sells church candles and accessories. Climb down the stairs - only a few meters below the ground you will be wrapped in dim light and pushed centuries back in time to share some of the history and pride of our people.

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St Sofia Church, Sofia, 2 Paris Str., Sofia-City-Center

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