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Boyana Church

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. The church houses the National Museum, which focuses on regional history, art and cultural artifacts.
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1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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"medieval art"
in 9 reviews
"the unesco world heritage list"
in 7 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful frescoes"
in 16 reviews
"national history museum"
in 13 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
"vitosha mountain"
in 35 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 14 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"public transport"
in 16 reviews
"piece of history"
in 8 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"ticket office"
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"city centre"
in 13 reviews
"visit sofia"
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"century"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to see this church as it belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage. But we planed to go there with a taxi and we agreed on 1 hours, same taxi waiting for us (you need a taxi or bus, as the church is...More

Thank Bruno V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went by on the way to Rila Monastery and it was just beautiful. Ended up going in winter and it was so calm, snowy, and pretty. The frescos were so well preserved and the tiny size of the church made it so special. Be sure...More

Thank Aredmond110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small Christian church has several layers of art and history of Bulgaria inside of it - remarkable pieces of christian art. It is not close to the city center where most of the tourists go, so it may not get the tourist attention it...More

Thank Elitza S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if it's a bit far, you can't miss it for the world! Once you get inside you will feel overwhelmed. This was the attraction I loved the most in Sofia

Thank Laura T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's no doubt this is an attractive little chapel with some interesting frescoes from 10th and 11th centuries. It is situated in pleasant surrounding on the slopes of Vitosha mountain and access is easy via the 64 bus from the City or the Vitosha tube...More

Thank MarkW55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Boyana church regularly and it's one of my favourite places in Sofia...well, bot exactly in the city, since Boyana is s bit far from the center, but still achievable place with the public transport. It's one of the oldest churches you can see...More

Thank Assia C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little church which amazing historic frescos inside. I paid 10 lev but you are only allowed inside for 10 minutes. The guard on the door is even timing you. Surrounding gardens also look unloved and could do with investment as it's...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice church, pretty expensive for what it offers. You do not have much to see. Just some old paintings inside a very small church. There is no surroundings to visit and nothing special around. The only nice part is the location is surrounded by trees...More

Thank Mihai C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This would be difficult to get to by public transport, and would also involve a fairly lengthy walk uphill. Therefore it would be best to go on a tour combined with Rila Monastery. It is a delightful and very small church containing incredible very old...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frescoes in this church shows us that masters from mediaeval period were professionals hardly to overcome. Shading of these paintings create in some cases very strong 3D impression. Of course, be ready that the stay here is limited by time and by number of visitors...More

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justnas
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Response from R_TheReader | Reviewed this property |
It does not make sense to me to pay for a tour to get there. I used public transportation (tram + bus) and was able to visit in a couple of hours. Maybe these tours include other attractions (history museum, the residence... More
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tylersue
5 October 2016|
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Response from Lubo G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've seen it now, It's bus number 204 and after that bus 64.
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