Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Bulgaria  /  Sofia Region  /  Sofia  /  Historic Sites  /  Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

Sveta Petka Samardjiyska, Sofia

4.1
#10 of 17 in Historic Sites in Sofia
Church Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Sveta Petka Samardjiyska
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
209 reviews
Google
4.8
  • St Petka Samardjiiska is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church from the XIth c. It is a very small one-naved temple located near the antique city of Serdica. The church is known for its mural paintings...  more »
  • It's very small and all the time we were in there, the lady on duty was watching us, so we couldn't savour the atmosphere of this old church or its painting. 2 lev per person to go upstairs.  more »
  • This church with loads of history has been part of a controversy in respect of being the resting place of Vasil Levski. The stories are actually more interesting than the building itself.  more »
Google
  • 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"

Plan your trip to Sofia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sofia

Set yourself up for easy and convenient access to Sofia's historical core and its most popular tourist sites by staying in an upscale hotel in the city center. While you'll find some hotels on the main boulevard, look for modern hotels off the main streets to keep costs lower. Staying outside the center in the outlying neighborhoods means you'll need to use public transportation, but the network is extensive and accommodation prices farther out are lower. For a real budget-friendly option, consider staying in a hostel; the city boasts a wide array of these, many of which include breakfast.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Sofia by other users

8 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Burgas Province & Sofia Region BY A USER FROM RUSSIA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Sofia Region & Burgas Province BY A USER FROM RUSSIA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM GIBRALTAR September, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sofia BY A USER FROM BULGARIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans