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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

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Address: 2, blvd. Knyaginya Maria Luiza, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Tiny Church Undergoing Work

There is disagreement about when this tiny church opened, with the 11th and 14th centuries listed most frequently. The structure seems to pop up out of nowhere near lower-level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is disagreement about when this tiny church opened, with the 11th and 14th centuries listed most frequently. The structure seems to pop up out of nowhere near lower-level shops by the Metro station in central Sofia. It is the termination point for a swath of archaeological digs that run for about a block.The brick and stone structure beckons to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

In the underground crossing we saw this hidden gem. The architecture is impressing with it's bricks. Very nice place to visit to understand the history and culture of ancient Bulgarians.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very low, sunken, easy to miss, surrounded by concrete. Very cute exterior, seems nice inside too (we peaked) but unfortunately locked.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It is located in the city center near other attraction like a Saint Nedelja church, Banja Basi mosque and Saint Sofia statue. It's really minor and it was first mentioned in 16th century. I didn't enter inside, because It was locked.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A beautiful small church that is hidden in the very center of the city. Typical Bulgarian Orthodox with lots of icons, candles , serene and peaceful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Part of the area surrounding was under reconstruction. It's within a few block area of a synagogue, mosque, and several Orthodox and Catholic churches. So, there's an attraction for tourists. The large statue of Saint Sofia is across the road so that helps in finding this church. Was not able to go inside, but the outside was interesting as I... More 

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