Sofia is a city of religious tolerance where many religions and denominations coexist. Every day Christians (Orthodox and Catholics), Muslims and Jews meet and practice their faith - openly, without fear and hatred. One of the greatest proofs of this is the so-called "Quadrangle of Religious Tolerance" located in the heart of present-day Sofia where there are designated places for prayer for people of these religions located meters away from one another. You can also visit the temples regardless of your religious affiliation.
4. The Sofia Synagogue is the symbol of Bulgarian Jewry. It was built in the period 1905-1909 and is the largest synagogue on the Balkans and the third-largest in Europe. In addition to the unique Sephardic architecture and the massive brass chandelier weighing 2200 kilos, in the temple you can also see the Jewish Historical Museum.
Note: To enter the Synagogue you must ring the bell at the entrance on Ekzarh Joseph Street.
5. The Cathedral of St Joseph is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sofia. It is dedicated to St Joseph - the husband of Virgin Mary. The largest Catholic temple in Bulgaria welcomes you with the statues of Pope John XXIII and of St Joseph with the Infant Jesus, and the statue of Virgin Mary in the narthex. Inside, over the altar you will find some of the largest wooden crosses on the territory of Bulgaria. The statues of the patron saint of the Cathedral - St Joseph, and of St. Francis of Assisi – founder of the Order of Friars Minor, are on both sides of the presbytery.
On the same street – Knyaz Boris I Street, you can also see the Romanian Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity, and on the other side - on Todor Alexandrov Blvd - St Mary Armenian Apostolic church.