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Boyana Church

1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
+359 2 959 0939
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Located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, Bojana Church is about 900 years old. The church houses the National Museum, which focuses on regional history, art and cultural artifacts.
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1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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"unesco world heritage"
in 12 reviews
"medieval art"
in 9 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful frescoes"
in 16 reviews
"national history museum"
in 14 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
"vitosha mountain"
in 35 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 15 reviews
"entry fee"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"public transport"
in 16 reviews
"piece of history"
in 8 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"ticket office"
in 7 reviews
"city centre"
in 12 reviews
"visit sofia"
in 8 reviews
"bulgarian history"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited here as part of an organised tour. Quaint small church set in peaceful gardens it has fantastic restored murals inside which the guide was able to explain and interpret. Only 8 people are allowed inside at a time, into a controlled environment presumably to...More

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed yesterday

The first time we went (see the earlier review) we got line jumped by tour groups and got really frustrated because we couldn't see inside the church. The second time we went with a Bulgarian friend and had a much, much better experience. So, here...More

Thank Ginny W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an important monument, not to be missed when in Sofia. The frescoes are excellent and the grounds very pretty. Combined witht the History museum it was worth the hike even thouh we did it in the rain.

Thank Anna Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history and religion this church is a must see. It’s tiny, and hosts only 10 visitors a time for 10 minutes but it is a stunning piece of architecture and the frescos ( wall paintings) are beautiful and vivid. It’s a special...More

Thank vodkaluge
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Know this review comes from someone who has lived in Sofia for awhile. The park is beautiful and the church is lovely. Unfortunately though we went on a Saturday afternoon. There was a line to get into the church and tour guides kept cutting in...More

1  Thank Ginny W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit with preserved alfresco & architecture. Buy a combined ticket for the National History Museum.

Thank GlobeTrotter280
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This very famous Monastery is definitely a place to visit if you spend some days in Sofia and you like to visit historical and religious places. Enjoy to do a hike session in surrounding if you like nature.

Thank madamebulgaria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For EVERY Bulgarian is obliged to visit this place and EACH foreigner visiting Sofia! Can you imagine paintings before Italian old painters- Giotto.

Thank Stefan I
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Remarkable Boyana church built in 4 stages with earliest dating to 10th century. Never restored frescoes still in near perfect condition some from earliest stage of church. There is a very good reason this is a UNESCO site!

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Just a short distance from Sofia. Very interesting little church, that consisted of an original plus 2 additions.

Thank Jo492013
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justnas
11 May 2017|
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Response from R_TheReader | Reviewed this property |
It does not make sense to me to pay for a tour to get there. I used public transportation (tram + bus) and was able to visit in a couple of hours. Maybe these tours include other attractions (history museum, the residence... More
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tylersue
5 October 2016|
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Response from Lubo G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've seen it now, It's bus number 204 and after that bus 64.
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