Ancient temple “St. Petka Stara”
The temple “St Petka Stara (St Petka The Old) is dedicated to the Thracian reverend Paraskeva, born in Epivat, who lived in 11th century. On the Southern gate of the church there is a table “Ancient temple St. Petka, 1241” That means that during 1241 the temple has been either renovated, or newly build on old foundations in honor of bringing the relics of reverend Paraskeva-Petka on Bulgarian territory – in Tarnovo.
According to some sources the church has been a palace church long before that.