After the Second World War and liberation of Macedonia, immediately were taken conservation works on the architecture and paintings, which made the church Saint Sofia a representative object which can be proudly shown to the whole world.
With extensive conservation works carried out in 1950-56, the paintings became visible with the remarkable frescoes that represent great achievements of medieval painting in Macedonia and the world.
In the church Saint Sofia are preserved paintings from several periods: XI, XII and XIV century.
The frescoes in the church Saint Sofia present a major artistic works of church painting in eleventh century, and are among the most preserved sections in Byzantine monumental painting from that time. Here, in this church for the first time appear saved more iconographic themes that would later become commonplace in the art of painting in the Macedonian churches and monasteries.