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Address: 2, blvd. Knyaginya Maria Luiza, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Nice underrated church

This church is right next to the metro station, it's a very old and nice church that's fast and easy to visit if you're going downtown

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This church is right next to the metro station, it's a very old and nice church that's fast and easy to visit if you're going downtown

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This small church and ancient settlements excavated middle of the city's heavy traffic area. Most importantly Sofia's land mark statue of Saint Sofia erected just across the road. Everyone want to take a photo infront of the statue of Sofia, then can see this monuments under the subway, and worth a visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this is one of the landmarks in Sofia! but why it is so abandoned and not visited, it is rather symbolic for the chaotic efforts of the government and municipality to sustain the cultural heritage of Sofia

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Palermo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A small but very Church in the centre of Sofia. Very old but very well saved. Don't forget to take a look while around the most culturally interesting area of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting to see. Very small. I was fascinated by the cross-shaped window over one of the doors but I doubt it's original. No photos allowed inside. Excavation work ongoing next to the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a beautiful little church which, bizarrely, has had a shopping mall and assorted pedestrian walkways built around it. The Monument to Sveta Sofia towers above the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This tiny church is an amazing survivor in a very busy junction in the centre of the city. It is about five minutes walk from St Nedelja Church and right next to Tsum. It was built on the foundations of a roman temple in the 14th C and is dedicated to St Petka of the Saddlers. There are some fine... More 

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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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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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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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