Sofia Synagogue

sights / Religious

Sofia Synagogue information

Location
Sofia , Bulgaria
Address
ul Ekzarh Yosif 16
Telephone
+359 2 983 1273
Getting there
Tram: 20
Metro: Serdika
More information
www.sofiasynagogue.com
Prices
2 lv
Opening hours
8.30am-12.30pm, 1-4.30pm
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Sofia’s Moorish-style synagogue was designed by Austrian architect Friedrich Gruenanger, and was consecrated in 1909. Built to accommodate up to 1170 worshippers, it is the second-largest Sephardic synagogue in Europe, and its 2250kg brass chandelier is the biggest in Bulgaria. There's a small museum on the 2nd floor with an exhibition dedicated to the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during WWII.