Saint George Rotunda

Local nameСв. Георги Победоносец
LocationSofia, Bulgaria

The Church of Saint George is an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is situated behind the Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica.

Built by the Romans in the 4th century, it is a cylindrical domed structure built on a square base. It is believed that it was built on the site of a pagan temple, though the original purpose of the building was for public use. The building is famous for the 12th-, 13th- and 14th-century frescoes inside the central dome. Three layers of frescoes have been discovered, the earliest dating back to the 10th century. Magnificent frescoes of 22 prophets over 2 metres tall crown the dome. Painted over during the Ottoman period, when the building was used as a mosque, these frescoes were only uncovered and restored in the 20th century.

Tags Place of WorshipChurchChristian
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Saint_George,_Sofia

Address 9 улица Съборна, София 1000, Bulgaria

Coordinates 42°41'48.867" N 23°19'22.405" E

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