The synagogue in Sofia is the third largest in Europe after those in Budapest and Amsterdam.

The synagogue in Sofia can hold up to 1000 people in the central part which is for men and the inner balconies for women. It was designed by the Austrian architect Gruenander in Spanish-Mauritanian style and resembles the synagogue in Vienna destroyed by the Nazis.

The Jewish temple was inaugurated in 1909 in the presence of tsar Ferdinand and his wife Eleonora.

The central chandelier is remarkable weighing two tons and being the biggest in Bulgaria.