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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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  • A gem of frescoes, much earlier than the Italian Renaissance. It is worth visit - get a guide, go around - in the outskirts of Sofia, the mountain is beautiful!  more »
  • We didn't go inside the church but spent time in the beautiful gardens. A lot of effort has been made to make the garden a lovely peaceful place where wild birds are encouraged and fed. It's a great p...  more »
  • Booked the trip through Traventuria in combination with a trip to Rila Monastery. The garden and the surroundings look somehow a bit run-down. Only 10 minutes inside in the humidity and temperature co...  more »