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

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Wish we could've seen the inside!

Our friend, a local, was taking us on a long walking tour of Sofia, and we passed this ancient and intriguing looking church. She gave us some information on it, and I put it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charming_Karl
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New York City, New York
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is an extremely small church and it's very very old looking. It is located right next to the "Serdika" subway station.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not sure if this is ever open to the public but its an interesting little place in the middle of Roman ruins and a metro entrance. Nice place to get some pics and you will almost certainly pass it any way.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our friend, a local, was taking us on a long walking tour of Sofia, and we passed this ancient and intriguing looking church. She gave us some information on it, and I put it away in my mind, thinking we would have a chance to come back and explore this on our own, and hopefully then, it would be open... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reputably one of the oldest buildings in Sofia. Appropriately, for a Christian Orthodox country, it's an ancient chapel. Interesting.

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Ashdod, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Very interesting historical place in the middle of modern Sofia. Good preserved remains from the past.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest buildings in Sofia, truly an ancient site. Located near the Serdika amphitheatre. Great example of Christian church architecture in early Middle ages.

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

As is visible the church is below ground level. In it's time of building is was even lower. Churches were allowed with consent and according to strict rules, one of which was the top of the church could not be taller than a man on his mount. This area of the city at that time were saddle makers. It took... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This it one of the tiniest churches I've ever seen. It takes less than a minute to appreciate it from within (if you're lucky and it's open). The church is located near the exit of the Serdika Metro station, below street level.

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Amiens, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Actually this small building offers much more. If you enter to it you will understand what I am talking about. You will be also pleasantly surprised that it is in two floors and it will give you the sense how was the ancient city of Sofia built and what was its level.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Seen this church from the outside only from our walking tour. Did not have time to visit the interior. Very old and full of history and will visit when we are next in Sofia.

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