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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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  • This Chapel you noa gives anything for her, even from afar, you see, because it is at the bottom, hidden, more is fantastic, in the middle of several buildings and the monument of the ruins right in the center of town there is she, must see
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  • The church is located in the heart of Sofia and it is a typical example of Byzantine architecture. Such churches can be found mainly in Greece and in some other areas of Bulgaria and Serbia and there ...  more »
  • In a city where the cathedrals are huge stone monuments, finding a church that is not much larger than a chapel is already a good thing. With limited visiting times, the church is located close to the...  more »