Church of St Petka of the Saddlers, Sofia

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The miniature Orthodox church Church of St Petka of the Saddlers reflects a humble style due to the Ottoman rule that there could be no churches taller than houses. The largely ruined structure lies at an important public square among large modern buildings and roads. Its walls are crumbling, and the frescoes on the interior have faded a great deal. The size of the entire object is about 70 sq m (750 sq ft). Observe its old terra cotta roof tiles, reminiscent of typical village houses. Snap photos of this small religious object from the early Ottoman era surreally juxtaposed against the urban surroundings. Work out when and for how long to visit Church of St Petka of the Saddlers and other Sofia attractions using our handy Sofia trip builder tool.
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  • Although one of the oldest and standing among even older ancient ruins and next to the big busy metro station it was closed for the tourists (because they would take pictures although it's not... 
    Although one of the oldest and standing among even older ancient ruins and next to the big busy metro station it was closed for the tourists (because they would take pictures although it's not...  more »
  • Another of the ancient churches in Sofia. Built in the 11th century, on an old ancient Roman building. I have passed the church many times but I have not seen it open for visits. It is claimed (but... 
    Another of the ancient churches in Sofia. Built in the 11th century, on an old ancient Roman building. I have passed the church many times but I have not seen it open for visits. It is claimed (but...  more »
  • Even if you are not a religious person, this place will make you feel it. From all the imposing temples in the city, this is the most "precious" one. It really stands out in the scenery, but I am... 
    Even if you are not a religious person, this place will make you feel it. From all the imposing temples in the city, this is the most "precious" one. It really stands out in the scenery, but I am...  more »

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