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Statue of Saint Sofia

9.36 reviews
Sights and Museums, Monument
Ranked #17 in Sofia things to do
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1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 491 8344
http://sofia.bg/
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Leeds, UK

This is a fairly new statue but it is quite beautiful and it is also easy to find as it is in the centre of Sofia.

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Barcelona, Spain

This relatively new statue has a very interesting history. And it now occupies the space where a statue of Lenin once stood.

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London, UK
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Watching over the city is the impressive black and gold statue of Saint Sofia for whom the city is named and represents wisdom. The statue is a new feature to the city and has only been in place since 2000 replacing a statue of Lenin. Not only is the statue striking to look at, it also helps you get your bearings in the city.

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Genova, Italy

La statua di Santa Sofia è uno dei simboli della città, ma la sua storia è decisamente recente, infatti è stata eretta solo nel 2011 in sostituzione della precedente statua raffigurante Vladimir Lenin. Realizzata dallo scultore Georgi Chapkanov, la statua in bronzo e rame vede una donna con una corona in testa, un gufo sul braccio destro ed una corona d’alloro sulla mano sinistra, elementi che rappresentano, in ordine, il potere, la saggezza e la fama.

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Madrid, Spain

Con las manos extendidas y la mirada fija en el horizonte está la estatua de Sofía, la patrona de la ciudad capital de Bulgaria. Realizada en bronce y cobre, carga en sus manos mucho simbolismo, la fama (una corona de laurel) y sabiduria (un buho), y en la cabeza luce el poder (una corona de la Diosa del Destino). Se encuentra en el lugar donde antes había una estatua de Lenin, justo enfrente de la antigua sede del partido conunista, que fue quitada luego de su caida. Si bien a muchos podría parecerle una estarua sin más, para mi impone su historia y belleza, y la verás sí o sí dado que su ubicación es bastante céntrica.

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Playa de Gandia, Spain

Emplaza en el año 2001, esta larguísima estatua de Santa Sofia se erige sobre el antiguo monumento a Lenin, en el cruce de dos avenidas. En el monumento, Sofía tiene en una de sus manos el símbolo de la fama y en el otro el de la sabiduría. La corona que lleva pertenece a la diosa del destino. El primer monumento que uno ve bajando en la estación de metro Serdika.

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