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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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A little gem in the heart of Sofia

St Petka Samardjiiska is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church from the XIth c. It is a very small... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Emira T
Tunis, Tunisia
Tiny church with some deteriorating frescoes.

It's very small and all the time we were in there, the lady on duty was watching us, so we couldn't... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
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“metro station” (14 reviews)
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bul.Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

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 dated from the XVth c. depicting biblical scenes. The church...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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.

Thank ShweNaga
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 are time travellers as they are revealing us...More

Thank GeorgeSemertzakis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 Serdica metro station.

Thank R_TheReader
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This tiny church believed to have been built from the coffers of saddlers this tiny church has walls 1m thick. It is tucked away below modern street level next to other ancient ruins accessed via the underpasses near the statue of Sofia. Even covered in...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

On our way to St George's we stoped to admire this small quite magnificent building , hidden below ground level , almost inside a metro station Worth seeing as part of a tour of the city

Thank Jean Yannick T
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really great site for a visit. Be sure to wander deeper into the underground to see the remainder of the ruins.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting old church building set below ground level between the Serdica metro station and the nearby Serdica archaeological site. It wasn't open when I visited, but the main attraction is just the strangeness of the very old building amongst the modern surroundings.

Thank Brian D
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