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Boyana Church, Sofia
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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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  • Just enter you feel transported to another time. The remains of frescoes that remain are fantastic. A place in which sit quietly admiring its details.
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  • Quite exceptional, small an very cosy church. The entrance is limited to a few people at a time. Worth visiting if you stay 2 days in Sofia. 
  • This tiny church is a UNESCO international cultural site. It includes frescoes from three different periods. Only eight people are allowed in main sanctuary at once, not a problem in December but not ...  more »