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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.
1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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All reviews unesco world heritage medieval art amazing frescoes combined ticket national history museum worth the trip vitosha mountain wall paintings different periods well worth the visit entry fee public transport piece of history worth the effort city centre bulgarian history visiting sofia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we walked from the centre for that sense of arrival and it was worth it. Beautiful and astounding church with very friendly and knowledgeable guide and it being january we were the only people there. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeremyn_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique and remarkable. I have not seen frescoes like this before and its even more impressive considering how old are they.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RachellRachell
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Unesco World Heritage Site of the Boyana Church (entrance 5 leva), an amazing 10-11th century church with incredible frescoes dating to the 11th to the 17th centuries, though the most important ones were from 1259. They were really interesting as they dissociated themselves from...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this church after our tour of the Rila Monastery. While small, we really enjoyed the frescoes. Couldn't take pictures and entrance is time controlled, but it was worth the wait.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Blabbott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Boyana church complex is small but amazing place. The church is situated in a small park with century old trees and the church itself is really small so there is a limit of people who can be inside at the same time. Our guide...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank naroundtheworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not on our to do list, but it was included in a day trip to Rila with Traventuria. The interior frescoes are wonderful, be sure to include this on your itinerary.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank escott4417
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This chirch is indeed a unique piece of art. You should see it with your own eyes. I am sure that you will enjoy it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank the_traveller_around
Reviewed 17 December 2018

oyana Church "St. St. Nicholas and Panteleimon "is a medieval Bulgarian church in the Boyana district of Sofia, located at the foot of Vitosha mountain. It is one of the cultural symbols of Bulgaria and was included in 1979 as a cultural monument in the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ivan61Sofia_Bulgaria
Reviewed 15 December 2018

we went here on a combined day trip .not far out of sofia in the hillside .the church is so small they only let 10 people in at a time and only 10 mins .that said it is really interesting we had a guide which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank girvanjohnny
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The Boyana Church is world famous because of the frescoes from 1259, which demonstrate the exceptional achievements of mediaeval Bulgarian culture. The majority of the more than 240 figures depicted here display individuality, remarkable psychological insight and vitality. Those frescos are the first renaissance paintings,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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11 May 2017|
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Response from elzevirog | Reviewed this property |
You need nt any half day tour but nly half day to visit Boyana s Church;I suggest you to get a taxi or public bus.
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5 October 2016|
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Response from lub0g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've seen it now, It's bus number 204 and after that bus 64.