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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska, Sofia
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The miniature Orthodox church Sveta Petka Samardjiyska 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. Plan your visit to Sveta Petka Samardjiyska and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sofia tour planner.
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  • Discovered and resurrected among the ruins of the ancient city of Sedica, this little church stood the test of time. It really looks beautiful with the colored boulders used when this church was built...  more »
  • Really great site for a visit. Be sure to wander deeper into the underground to see the remainder of the ruins. 
  • As we were entering the metro, alight at Vitosha II we saw this little church with a swarm of people intent on listening to the Guide (free guide of Sofia Tour, English only). Very old.
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