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  Statue of St. Sofia
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  • Statue of St. Sofia - Sofia
      Statue of St. Sofia
    by HORSCHECK
  • Statue of St. Sofia - Sofia
      Statue of St. Sofia
    by HORSCHECK
 

The 21 m high Statue of St. Sofia (Statuya na Sveta Sofia) was erected in 2000 on a site which was once occupied by a Lenin statue. It was designed by the Bulgarian sculptor George Chapkanov.

The statue actually doesn't refer to the holy Saint Sofia, but to the holy wisdom, which is symbolised by the owl in the left hand of the young woman.

Directions:
The Statue of St. Sofia stands at the busy square pl. Nezavisimost, just at the crossing of the streets bul. Knyaginya Maria Luiza and bul. Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov. It can be found in the close vicinity of the Sheraton Hotel and the Tsum Shopping Mall.

Address: Statue of St. Sofia, pl. Nezavisimost, Sofia

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2014
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Comments (2)

  • yasmine32's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    love't but what's the story behind the statue why she dresses in black

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2014 at 5:42 AM

    I am curious what you mean by "she is not a religious saint"? What other sort is there?

    • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
      Aug 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      Thanks for checking out my Sofia page. The story about this statue seems to be a bit complicated. I have just re-read it on the internet and changed my description slighly.

    • toonsarah's Profile Photo
      Aug 29, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      Ah yes, that is slightly different and is interesting, though I don't fully understand it. I hadn't even spotted the owl!

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