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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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  • To reach the Boyana Church 2 means should be used, but if you follow instructions quickly and cheaply you're on your own. Right behind the courthouse (white building with 2 Lions guard) there is the tram. Take the number 5. After about 11 stops (one plus one), on the right, with the civic "345" written in large letters, "West bus Station" (useful recognize it because it's the same one that you will use to go to Rila). Get off as soon as you see the station across the street and take bus number 107. The terminus is Bojana. The ticket can do on vehicles: 1.60 leva once off drive for a hundred meters walk, the tiny building in front of you is the Church. To access it you must buy the ticket at the entrance of the Park, the Church is a Unesco World Heritage site since 1979 and it is curious to note how a building so small and modest-looking inside it's actually full of history is unfortunately not allowed to take pictures inside
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  • Somewhat detached but still easily reachable by taxi with less than 40 Lev roundtrip from downtown. I think the coolest thing about this wonderfully preserved frescoes for a church in Sofia: entry into the Unesco World Heritage site. Must see!
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  • Nice Church definitely a must see we're not been inside but have nice pictures outside ...
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