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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Evocative little church

Lovely staff who care a lot about the church and its history. It survived 500 years of Ottoman... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin

Great place to take photos. Lots of things to see in the area. A must when you visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“tiny church” (9 reviews)
“metro station” (15 reviews)
“old church” (7 reviews)
bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff who care a lot about the church and its history. It survived 500 years of Ottoman rule, perhaps because it is small and low-key. But the little building is full of character and feeling.

Thank hrsch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take photos. Lots of things to see in the area. A must when you visit the city. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is right by the Metro and the Roman ruins. We visited here as part of our Free Sofia Walking Tour

Thank rosie1393
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 28 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
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