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The old wall

Historical sites

“Stara Stena” is a short street and a small market in Lozenets district in Sofia.
The street is about 90m long and connects Yavorets Street with Hristo Smirnenski Boulevard.

It owes its name to an Ottoman monument from the 16th century located in its middle, often inaccurately called the “Roman Wall”. It is a remnant of a cultic facility whose purpose is uncertain. The main hypotheses are that it is about:
• for namazgyaf – a Muslim ritual facility used when departing for Hajj, or
• for the remains of a turbe from the Muslim cemeteries located in the past in this place.

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