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Boyana Church

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Address: 1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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+359 2 959 0939
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Located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, Bojana Church is about 900 years old....

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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Early Christian art of stunning quality

Was amazed to discover such an old yet so well preserved fresco art. The portrait quality was stunning. It looks like pre-renaissance depiction of people, gestures, compositions... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The church visit was part of our day trip to rila monastery Whilst we enjoyed looking inside the 10 lev per person wasn't value for money when you only get about 5 minutes inside and you can't take photographs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was amazed to discover such an old yet so well preserved fresco art. The portrait quality was stunning. It looks like pre-renaissance depiction of people, gestures, compositions. Truly wonderful. No wonder UNESCO guards it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We find this old church accidentally by wondering around the city. I was really surprise that you could enter inside, as usually they are trying to keep you away from places like this ! Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boyana church was built in three parts in three different centuries and the oldest part is more than 1000 years old. It is the part of the world herritage because of its frescoes. A bolgarian unknown master paited beautiful lively frescos in the XIth century 200 hundred years before the renaissance, but you would say he is a real... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intriguing and monumental site, You can feel it is part of the Christian modest heritage. Recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boyana Church is a little out of the way, but it's certainly worth the trip. While it is a small church, it is historically significant, and it was interesting to see the layers to the religious art going back centuries. The church grounds were quite tranquil, and it's a lovely place for quiet contemplation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is really beautiful the guide was very informative and spoke good English The murals were amazing you could see the layers and the faces all different

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice old church.. inside is very old and nice romantic area around with great mountain scenery. Not much else do there. Nice restaurants but most have poor service and poor attitudes of staff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little church is a must-visit when in Sofia. The ancient medieval/early renaissance fresco's are very special and well-preserved. The lady who guided us did an excellent job.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A very small church in the outskirts of Sofia, dedicated to St. Nicholas, Boyana is remarkable for the conservation of its frescoes. When I visited the site was covered deep in snow, only the path to the door was accessible, so I did not even have a chance to go around it. Visits are limited both in time (no longer... More 

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