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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sveta Petka Samardjiyska and other Sofia attractions using our handy Sofia trip builder tool .
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  • What I liked, so this modern life that intertwines with the old. Downtown modern signage and so on, and yet you 11 21. Well done to save all and support. Generally the Centre Sofia stands to bypass all walk!
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  • Mini old church in Sofia Centre, nestled amongst large buildings, this small church there is modest between. Very nice to stop by the walk.
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  • The inside is not hit, as was the service, is located on the blue line Metro station Serdika. A must see, especially the thickness of the "cultural layer".
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  • Nice small church. It's very old and it is definitely a great view to see how the modern buildings merge with ancient ones. Definitely take the time to see it and the ruins of ancient Serdica.
  • It's well worth walking down amongst the Roman ruins and around the old church, with modern buildings rising around you.
  • One of the symbols of Sofia. It's recommended to be visited by every visitor of Bulgarian capital.
  • Nice, old and quite picturesque church in the heart of Sofia.
  • Right in the middle of the city and being preserved in this condition and still in used "I love it"

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