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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

2, blvd. Knyaginya Maria Luiza, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Ranked #21 of 65 attractions in Sofia
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were told this was the oldest church in Sofia. It is free to visit and worth a visit if you are nearby (next to TZUM, the central statue of Sophia and the metro station).

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our guide told us that sometimes, staff might try to ask you to pay an admission fee but please note all entry to churches is free. But of course, it's always preferred if you make a willing contribution.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Said to be the smallest church that is near the Sheraton Hotel. I am amused about the fact that its so tiny, just perfect for my small Asian frame. I lit a candle and opted to offer some prayer and be bewildered by the structure of it that it lasted for centuries. I loved the exterior but I’m not so... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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202 reviews 202 reviews
63 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This church located near the Sheraton Hotel is the oldest in Bulgaria and probably one of the smallest as well. When inside you feel the years of history from the walls. You can seat and burn a candle s it is the only "attraction" there

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Worth a visit! It is easy to get to, free, and historical. Cozy. It's easy to imagine what old Sophia must've been like, what with the different ground levels of this church. What was once the roof is now at street level so most of the building is underground.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I've been going to this church since 1973. Small, intimate, quite, very orthodox with beautiful frescos and icons

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New York
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174 attraction reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is one of the cutest, smallest church I have been to. It is very old, and seems very fragile. But you can feel the energy inside. On a cold, rainy day, you can sit inside near the altar lit with warm candles.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I love the place. I live in sofia and have been there a few times. It is a very small two storey church with the reception on the first floor and the altar on the second. It has a unique athmosphere, especially if you are a christian and would like to pray - it is so small that you can... More

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London, United Kingdom
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141 attraction reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Unfortunately the church was closed when we were walking around, however, this small church might be overlooked in a tiny place next to a subway station surrounded by buildings. Should be good inside as the exterior looked quite old-fashioned and it got good reviews.

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Veroia, Greece
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

One might even miss this small crypt in the center of the city, as there are quite a lot big and impressive buildings in the area. But if you go down the steps and enter this caveous dark chapel you will be impressed by its mysterious atmosphere. Ther are many frescos & icons, quite a few in greek language, and... More

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