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Boyana Church, Sofia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
See one of the most complete and perfectly preserved monuments of eastern European medieval art at Boyana Church. Featuring an important collection of medieval Byzantine frescoes, this site was added to the World Heritage list in 1979. The walls of the narthex are adorned with 18 scenes from the life of St. Nicholas, incorporating aspects of contemporary life. In “The Miracle at Sea,” the ship and the sailors' hats recall the Venetian fleet. The portraits of Bulgarian Tsar Constantine Tikh and Tsaritsa Irina on the north wall are among the most impressive and lifelike frescoes in the church. Before you head to Sofia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sofia trip builder, to make sure you see all that Sofia has to offer, including Boyana Church.
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  • The church is beautiful and as long as my art knowledge reaches, impressive and valuable, although its small size. This is all the positive I can say. On the other hand... Everything. Arriving there i...  read more »
  • Lost in the Woods and on the mountain this tiny medieval church Co's for spectacular frescoes inside! Rightly reported Unesco
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  • Stay away from the Centre of Sofia, but it's worth it, very well preserved. The visit is paid and is done in small groups. The official taxis are cheap you can ask at the hotel.
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