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Address: 2, blvd. Knyaginya Maria Luiza, Sofia, Bulgaria

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This is a small medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church near the Metro station and Roman ruins in central Sofia. It appears to be very old and is known for its mural paintings from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church near the Metro station and Roman ruins in central Sofia. It appears to be very old and is known for its mural paintings from the 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th century. However, we were only able to view it from the outside. It would be easy to miss, but is worth taking... More 

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Breskens, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For people who like archeology its a very nice church and roman excavations in the heart of Serdika [ The old name for Sofia ]

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a surprise to see this old building amongst todays modern architecture. Although I must say a pleasant surprise, that allows one to draw contrasting comparisons.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried unsuccessfully to gain entrance on several occasions. It seems you need to be Orthodox to gain entrance at limited times of services. Very interesting history.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily miss it because this old church lays under the streets level. On the other hand you can reach it going out from underground, when you take the right direction. To enter the chaple you must go down its stairst and enter from it down part and to be happy that it was not closed.

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Thank mis27
Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get really amazed and surprised when find the this old relic hiding between the high and massive presidential buildings. This view is very charming.

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Small chapel next to the metro station and below road level. Not much to see compared to other religious sites in Sofia and there's many.

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Haderslev, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Do we want a metro or a Church? Really funny mix, and wonder how much there maybe under the metro. A little bit funny way of showing the ruins

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The name of the Church is St. Petka, who together with St. Ioan Rilski are the famous Bulgarian Saints. Among the original icons you will feel the exclusively warm atmosphere of this Church.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Accessible by lift and underpass. Only visible from outside the day we were there. From S Petka you go through an underground shopping centre to Roman remains and Serdica metro

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