Saint Petka Samardzhiyska Church
Saint Petka Samardzhiyska Churchis located at the city center of the capital Sofia, only a few minutes walking distance from BEST WESTERN PLUS Bristol Hotel.
The temple was built in IX century on the remains of Roman tomb. The oldest frescoes in the church are from IVX century.
During the Middle Ages the neighborhood of masters of saddlers and harnesses – samardzhiyas - was around the area of the church. That is why the church is named after the patroness of samardzhiyas - Saint Petka Samardzhiyska.
According to hypothesis the revolutionary Vasil Levski was buried in the church.