Church of St Petka of the Saddlers, Sofia

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The miniature Orthodox church Church of St Petka of the Saddlers reflects a humble style due to the Ottoman rule that there could be no churches taller than houses. The largely ruined structure lies at an important public square among large modern buildings and roads. Its walls are crumbling, and the frescoes on the interior have faded a great deal. The size of the entire object is about 70 sq m (750 sq ft). Observe its old terra cotta roof tiles, reminiscent of typical village houses. Snap photos of this small religious object from the early Ottoman era surreally juxtaposed against the urban surroundings. Work out when and for how long to visit Church of St Petka of the Saddlers and other Sofia attractions using our handy Sofia trip builder tool .
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  • Easily-spotted historical church, upon exit of Serdika Station (Metro). It's small, with entry on the side.  more »
  • On exiting Serdika Metro Station the first site my eyes were met with was this beautiful obviously old church that looked oddly out of place amid the modern architecture that looms all around this...  more »
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