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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Preston, United Kingdom

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
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.

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.

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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.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I saw this church when crossing the underground walk by the metro. I didn't know what it was so some information in front of it would be great. It caught my attention since you can clearly see how old it is and doesn't really fit in together with all modern buildings and the metro that surrounds it. I couldn't see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You can almost miss it buried away behind the metro entrance and archaeological works. It's stunning, oldest in Sofia.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were taken to this out-of-the-way little church on the Free Sofia walking tour, and returned later to visit. Unfortunately, as with other reviewers' comments, it was locked. This seems common at the moment, although 2 other large tour groups arrived to visit it and were obviously expecting it to be open. The exterior is lovely.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

One of the oldest churches in Sofia and one of the most enigmatic.It is believed that the spirit of Saint Petka lives there.

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