Sofia Church, named after Sofia of Nassau 1836-1913 (Queen of Sweden 1872-1907), is one of the major churches in Stockholm. It was designed during an architectural contest in 1899, and was inaugurated in 1906.

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Founded: 1906
Category: Religious sites in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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Suzana De Sousa (10 months ago)
Disappointing and unpleasant... Feels more like a pocket shop than a church and they won't let you use the bathroom either.
Simon Jessip (2 years ago)
Such a good vibe here! We truly love this place. Sofia Församling is just so peaceful.
SC W (2 years ago)
Beautiful deers, nice escape room
Linda Hanna (2 years ago)
Amazing place
Simon Larsson (2 years ago)
While quite stunning architecturally and located right by a nice (hilly) park and some preserved old streets, the insides are almost completely dull with very little to see.
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