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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

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Address: 2, blvd. Knyaginya Maria Luiza, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Historical building located in the heart of the city

This historical build is hidden from the main road since it is located below the northwest corner of the cross road of blvd Knyaginya Maria Luiza & Nezavisimost place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical build is hidden from the main road since it is located below the northwest corner of the cross road of blvd Knyaginya Maria Luiza & Nezavisimost place

Thank kiltmaker2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Small, nice church in the city center, close to Serdika metro station. Was excavated during the metro construction, with many other old buildings. Currently closed so all you can do is a quick walk around.

Thank Aram K
Elmira, NY
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This temple sits in the middle of the city and yet its antiquity is evident. It is not totally intact but visible from all sides. It was open when we were there so I guess we were lucky

Thank RayMargeson
San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The little church is closed for renovations which is why I can only give this an average rating. In fact, there's a lot of renovation going on in the entire area which is good -- I imagine it will look great in a year or so. For now if you take pictures it looks like Home Depot.

Thank Syrusneilson
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

There is a small shop in this first, uninteresting room and the second one will open next month. But I could see it through the (open) door and it didn't seem interesting.

Thank Jurgen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

You can se this from the street but need to go underground to appreciate it. Our guide told us that the people who built it. (Saddlers I think) spent all their money on bribing the powers that be for permission so just had to use whatever building materials they could find. Love the story. Love the wee church.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This lovely old church is in an area below street level, near the entrance of the Serdika metro station. The area is having a massive renovation. The temple is dedicated to the Martyr Petka Ikoniyska and is said date to the 11th century. It is temporarily closed.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Sveta PetKra Samardjiyska ( St. Petka of the Saddlers ), it is dedicated to a Bulgarian Saint Woman. It dates back to the 11th century,visited a while ago.Do not now how it looks inside a It was closed.

Thank MBB1952
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Taxi driver told us it was 5,000 or 6,000 year old but who knows for sure??? Interesting place to visit.

Thank kolasa03148
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This place is really top city centre of the Sofia city. The metro station "Serdica" is here. Very nice and renovate place.

Thank Leonid T

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