Category: The Synagogue

The Synagogue

Synagogue SofiaThe Synagogue is designed by the Viennese architect Fr. Gruenanger and built between 1905 and 1909.

It is third in size of all the synagogues in Europe, with only Amsterdam and Budapest being larger in size and was intended to symbolize the Jewish contribution to the burgeoning Sofia. King Ferdinand’s presence at the opening ceremony was a clear demonstration of how much the Jewish community – which made up one fifth of the capital’s population at the time – was valued by the regime. Read more

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