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Address: 1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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Located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, Bojana Church is about 900 years old....

Located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, Bojana Church is about 900 years old. The church houses the National Museum, which focuses on regional history, art and cultural artifacts.

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Nice very old chapel

This is a very old small chapel with interesting wall paintings. Very beautiful paintings and interesting history. You buy a ticket and then wait outside the church to enter in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very old small chapel with interesting wall paintings. Very beautiful paintings and interesting history. You buy a ticket and then wait outside the church to enter in groups of max 10 persons. You need a guide to tell you the story so that you can appreciate what you see. This church is located about 20-30 minutes by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting tiny church to visit when you are in Sofia. It takes only about a quarter hour to visit but you can see original frescos from the 11th and the 13th century, and the guide lady was really nice and helpful. Worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was suggested as one of the top attractions to see in Sofia by Tripadviser. Therefore i booked a day trip covering Boyana as well as some other monasteries in Sofia plud one in Macedonia. I found Boyana Church to be culturally very fascinating and the Frescos were amazing to say the least. Unfortunately the weather on that day wasn't... More 

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Thank NinjaTolga
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boyana church is on of the treasures of Bulgarian medieval architecture. It is protected by UNESCO because of its murals that are still preserved in all their glory. Many art historians claim that these paintings well anticipate the Renaissance in West Europe and seeing them is a one-of-a-kind spiritual experience.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting with plenty of fresco's and lots of history. However entrance fee is too expensive when you consider that you can spend a maximum of 10 min in the church

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and me had seen Boyana online and thought it looked interesting. We weren't disappointed. Tickets in to the church were 10 bgn each. I think Boyana would be a beautiful place to visit a little later in the year, when spring really sets in, or summer but was still lovely. Inside the church you are shown round and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad we made time to visit this ancient church. Holding a tour group of 8 people it is tiny but is brimming with history and colour. The walls hold impressive painting with parts dating back to the 10th century. You need to buy a ticket as entry is timed, being quite popular and small this is necessary... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unique piece of fine art with realistic frescoes on the walls, with picturesque narative fo the Orthodox Christianity icons there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a residential suburb of Sofia this is a truly wonderful little place . Holds only 8 people at a time and interior visits lasting just ten minutes in order to protect the frescoes. History of the church and the colour and detail of the frescoes fascinating. Went as part of an organised tour so not sure how easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

it is time machine!!! must visit to feel the past the paintings are like photos from 13 century you will feel the iternity

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