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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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When so little gets you really down!

I took a day in Sofia for the temples and I must say Sveta Petka is a gem. Yet, despite the fact I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pretty neat church that was discovered when the subway was being upgraded

As you walk Vitosha street you can pass by and thru a current archaeological dig in conjunction... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
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“tiny church” (9 reviews)
“metro station” (16 reviews)
“old church” (7 reviews)
bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a day in Sofia for the temples and I must say Sveta Petka is a gem. Yet, despite the fact I originally come from the Eastern Orthodox Church, for personal reasons I just don’t know the rites properly. When I got to the...More

Thank Joseph-Polo
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk Vitosha street you can pass by and thru a current archaeological dig in conjunction with an upgrade for the subway system. Part of this is Sveta Petka Church. Really cool as you can look down upon the ruins and then walk thru...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

St Petka Samardjiiska its a nice and small medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church. next to the metro station It is worth looking at from the outside and especially all the different stones that has been used to construct it. Seek for it.!!

Thank Georgalas L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 21 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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
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