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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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nice place

very small church just near the metro station very popular with the locals for prayers well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steven C
Leeds, United Kingdom
Petka of the Saddlers

To make saddles for horses was an important craft during the Middle Ages, when horses used to be a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“tiny church” (8 reviews)
“metro station” (14 reviews)
“old church” (7 reviews)
bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 days ago

very small church just near the metro station very popular with the locals for prayers well worth a visit and to the side they are excavating the old ruins

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 1 week ago

To make saddles for horses was an important craft during the Middle Ages, when horses used to be a major means of transportation (not only during warfare). Perhaps this is the reason this unassuming church -from the outside it could have been a barn- survived...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 12 August 2017

An ancient church of 16th century, built on the place of Roman religious building. You can find it right near the Serdica Roman excavations. There is a legend telling the church holds Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski burial. Although scientists don't support this theory.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A tiny stone church found after World War II and dating back to the 16th century. Its walls are one meter thick.It's situated next to the metro in an area of mixed modern structures and much older structures. It's rather unassuming so you can walk...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Tiny church, go down the steps to enter. It is dark inside but just enough light to see the frescoes left. Not very atmospheric but worth seeing.

Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Opposite Serdica 11 Metro. Small Roman era church on the edges of the Serdica archeological site. Well worth a visit

Thank John W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

St Petka Samardjiiska is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church from the XIth c. It is a very small one-naved temple located near the antique city of Serdica. The church is known for its mural paintings dated from the XVth c. depicting biblical scenes. The church...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It's very small and all the time we were in there, the lady on duty was watching us, so we couldn't savour the atmosphere of this old church or its painting. 2 lev per person to go upstairs.

Thank ShweNaga
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This church with loads of history has been part of a controversy in respect of being the resting place of Vasil Levski. The stories are actually more interesting than the building itself.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The church is located in the heart of Sofia and it is a typical example of Byzantine architecture. Such churches can be found mainly in Greece and in some other areas of Bulgaria and Serbia and there are time travellers as they are revealing us...More

Thank GeorgeSemertzakis
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