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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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  • The Boyana church worth a visit to Sofia. It is a medieval church just in the outskirts of Sofia.It has been constructed during many ages and with different styles. The whole building being finished w...  more »
  • A great little church steeped in history, however being so small you are literally in and out within 5 / 10 minutes - We happened across it having walked to the vicinity from down town, nice but would...  more »
  • It is a very interesting church on the outskirts of Sofia, but it doesn't take long to visit. In fact the size means visits are limited to 8 people for 10 minutes so you have to weigh up if you are ge...  more »