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    Church of St Petka of the Saddlers in Sofia

    The Church of St Petka of the Saddlers (Bulgarian: Църква äСвета Петка Самарджийскаô) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.



    It is a small one-naved building partially dug into the ground located in the very centre of both the modern and the antique city, in the TZUM subway. The church features a semi-cylindrical vault, a hemispherical apse, and a crypt discovered during excavations after the Second World War. The walls are 1 m thick and made from brick and stone.



    The church was first mentioned in the 16th century and was constructed at the place of a former Roman religious building. It is today a monument of culture known for its mural paintings from the 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th century depicting biblical scenes.



    The church is dedicated to St Petka, an 11th century Bulgarian saint. The Church of Saint Petka acquired its present name due to it being a patron of the saddlers in the Middle Ages, who performed their rituals in the church.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Petka_of_the_Saddlers


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