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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"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church holds lots of history. The evening i visited the caretakers were just about to close up the entrance but allowed me to go in and take pictures. The grounds itself is well kept and benches are there to sit and enjoy Ths church...More

Thank Coryy20
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Reviewed yesterday

We only had 10 minutes inside the church as it is small and many people were waiting to see it. The frescos in this church date back all the way to the 10th century.While it is not allowed to photograph inside the church there are...More

Thank Stacy020
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are interested in church frescos, then you will find this little church very interesting. The style of the frescos comes between byzantine and renessance ones. The style of the church...well the building is actually three little edifices built successively without any special architectural...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had 10 minutes inside the church as it is small and many people were waiting to see it. The 90 frescos were vibrant and colorful. While it is not allowed to photograph inside the church there are plenty of postcards for sale at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

... and you won't be disappointed. This is a small church, and while the frescoes are interesting, they won't leave you in awe. Its frescoes pale in comparison to those in the Chora Church in Istanbul, for instance. They pale in comparison to those in...More

Thank LMOverby
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 10 minutes to be inside for any tourist Staff very unfriendly and in a rush to kick you out... Not worth your time or money

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The church of St. Nikola and St. Pantaleymon a.k.a. Boyana Church is a little gem with unique frescoes in its interior. However access is limited durationally and this may hamper a memorable experience of the place. I recommend a visit in combination with a visit...More

Thank okyrhoe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The frescos in this church date back all the way to the 10th century. There are 3 different sections of the church that were built in 3 different centuries. It's really cool to see how the frescos and artwork changed over the years.

Thank Minh B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked just like an old church with a newly crafted staircase on the outside. Pretty much ruined the look of the church. Had to pay to go inside. Never heard of paying to enter a church before

Thank Jake P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is very small, so only ten people are allowed inside at one time and only for a ten minute visit. The church has a fascinating history, it was built in three different periods so you can see the different architectural styles. No photos...More

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justnas
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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
6 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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