The Church of St Petka Stara was built in the 13th century. In the two opposite niches in front of its altar there are preserved frescoes from the 15th century. In 1930 over the church was built the Sofia Metropolis.
The church bears the name of St. Petka – one of the most loved and revered Bulgarian Saints. She is the heavenly patron of Bulgaria. The church retains its relics.
Other precious relics in the temple are the tree-lined of St. Terapontius, and St. Spiridon’s slipper.
The church has miraculous icons and a spring of healing water.
Many Sofia citizens believe that after a visit to the church, miracles happen.
The church has two entrances. The entrance, which should not be missed, is from the small street “Kaloyan”.