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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
+359 2 959 0939
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Reviewed 3 days ago

historical church protected by UNESCO for a reason - get a guide to tell you the full story of the place

Thank cho152017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Probably the most impressive site in sofia, this is a distance out of the centre, but we'll worth a visit. If you're looking to also visit the national museum, save money and buy your tickets together. They're both worthy of a trip!

Thank Travelexpertdotcom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The small Boyana Church in the suburbs of Sofia contain some of the most beautiful early medieval frescoes who I have ever seen. Entry to the church is highly controlled for numbers so that visitors can fully appreciate these masterpieces in the very tight setting....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The proportions of the church, the shapes of the exterior parts of the church, and the brickwork are very pleasing. The medieval frescoes are superb quality. The colors, lines, and faces were remarkable. Because of the fragility of frescoes, guests can stay only about 10...More

Thank hrsch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, too busy though which makes it hard to take photos from the outside. inside you cant take any and of course there is a book you can buy with pictures. You don't spend long inside the church and it is done by a...More

Thank cazzzie987
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a taxi here from Sofia city center and asked him to wait for us - it was not expensive. The Boyana church is tiny, do not expect something grand, BUT wait until you get inside - WOW!! A beautiful little church - well...More

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boyana Church, located in the outskirts of Sofia, is a very small church with beautiful facade and outstanding frescoes inside. This precious historic building is one of the few wonderfully preserved medieval monuments that showcases the significant contribution of the Bulgarian art to the European...More

Thank Ena G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is very famous because it is under UNESCO and it is considered that it is painted before The Renaissance.

Thank enigma2013g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this as part of a trip to Rila monastery and it was a real highlight of the day. Yes, you are only allowed inside this tiny ancient church for 10 minutes but somehow that is enough to appreciate the wonderful frescoes and absorb...More

Thank happytraveller40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church has the most wonderful frescoes, which pre-figure the Renaissance. Painted by an unknown artist earlier than, for example, Giotto, the frescoes already display all the movement and humanism commonly associated with the Renaissance.

Thank ijoseph
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11 May 2017|
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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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.