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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  • This old romanian church is located on the old town serdica and was very beautifull. I would recommended it  more »
  • A medieval church sitting on roman ruins, located within the metro complex (serdika). definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • Worth the visit and costs only €1 IE 2 lev to enter. The history of your building is fantastic because it is present in the region ever since.
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  • A very small, ancient church from the time of Constantine. The older part of the church is on the ground level and is just a small room. Upstairs you will find a small room with frescos and icons. It's fun to see and worth making a trip. Take all the photos you want for free.
  • A little church located outside the Serdica subway station. We couldn't enter the chapel, however the atmosphere you get waking around the area is really nice. There are ruins all along the underpass which are preserved really well.
  • This place is awesome! It is an old ortodox church and its very small but the whole place looks outstanding. It has very spiritual component, because people who are working there look like they are very into religion and on that base they are running the place. We enter for free 2 year ago, but I m not sure if this is now a case. Still, if there is some entrance fee it is worth to pay to get that feeling when walking trough this place.
  • Total gem of a place. What a special experience to have such an intimate interaction with an historic, sacred chapel!
  • Great place. When it's open, if you're not a local it costs 2 Lev to get in.
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