Duration time 2 1/2 – 3 hours
HALF DAY TOUR
This is a sightseeing tour of Sofia. Duration is 2 1/2 – 3 hours depending on the traffic conditions.
Start with visit of the CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE IN SOFIA
The Central Synagogue in Sofia, the third largest in Europe next to the synagogues of Budapest and Amsterdam, was opened in 1909 and can accommodate up to 1300 people. It is designed by the famous architect Friedrich Gruenanger and is built in a Spanish Moorish style. Today it is one of the most beautiful buildings in Sofia.
Entrance to the JEWISH MUSEUM of History, located in the Synagogue building. It houses a collection of printed books, ritual objects and photographs in the two standing exhibitions – “The Jewish communities in Bulgaria” and “The Holocaust and the Rescue of the Jews in Bulgaria”.
After a panoramic tour of the old Jewish quarter and the Sofia city center. See how the Central Synagogue, the Saint Nedelya Church and the Banja Bashi mosque are in immediate proximity to each other, in fact facing each other. This is maybe the best sign of the ethnical tolerance in the Bulgarian society and the answer of the question why Bulgaria was one of the very few countries to save its Jewish population from deportation in the Nazi camps during the Second World War.
Minimum persons for the tour: 2
Rate per person: 39 Euro
Rates include: Professional guide service, entrance fees, transportation incl. transfer from and to hotel in Sofia.
The guide service is available in English, Spanish, French, German languages. For other languages guides are available upon request and with a supplement.
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