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Boyana Church

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Address: 1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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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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Amazing ancient fresco's

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We want to this church earlyish in the morning to try and make the best of our last day in Sofia A definite stopover !!! A Must See The guide are wonderful and the place dates back over a 1000 years ... One of the rare place to see some apocryphal figures too ... Highly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful very old church with a lovely yard around it, situated in one of the most gorgeous Sofia neighbourhoods. I definitely recommend it! Also, the guide is quite the interesting character! :)

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is small, but historical for Bulgarians. It is good example of medieval orthodox church. There are some paintings preserved as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located a 30 minute drive from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. A UNESCO World Heritage site. Entrance fee = 10 lv per person. Student = 2 lv (student ID required). A museum, no longer an active church. Only 8 persons allowed inside the church at one time. No photography allowed inside the church - postcards of the frescos available... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church is founded somewhere back in the end of 10th century! The most of you can see today is from 1256 A.D and the frescoes are from that time ! They are absolutely unique . The unknown artist had broken the religious canon of Bizantine iconography, painting the saints , Jesus, and Sevastocrator Kaloyan ( the landowner and high... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone in Sofia knows this church, but not so many people have been there. It is one of the few complete and perfectly preserved mediaeval monuments. It`s famous with its paintings. Some parts of the church were overpainted, and the majority of those frescoes have survived to the present day. More than 5 persons are not allowed to get inq... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We get astonished, the interior of the church have fantastic frescoes, the place it is small but it is a must see in Sofia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is a little wonderful gem outside Sofia. It's amazing how this very beautiful frescoes of the XIII century are so well preserved after such long time. You can stay inside the church only 10 minutes

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