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Address: 1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 2 959 0939
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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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I saw a lot of churches on my trip. This my favorite, so much so that I went twice! It is small, they charge an entrance fee, and you can only stay for about 10 minutes. It is... read more

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I saw a lot of churches on my trip. This my favorite, so much so that I went twice! It is small, they charge an entrance fee, and you can only stay for about 10 minutes. It is worth paying the extra for a guide so you understand the history and icons, especially if you don't have a religious upbringing!... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to this tiny church will show you why it is a designated Unesco site. Luckily for us, one of the tsarinas ( buried on the grounds) saved it from destruction and we have the beautiful old frescoes from three periods to marvel at and enjoy. You can roam the outside freely but there is a charge of 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

being an atheist i still like to go to old churches just to see the artwork and this didn't let me down. went as part of the ticket package with the national museum of history for only 12lev. no line to get in and was able to really appreciate the art inside

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not expected that ancient churches in Bulgaria "work" as museums, till 5.30 pm, and have an entrance fee. But in Boyana it's definitely worth to visit, and enjoy even the park and surroundings. Classic bulgarian style of architecture (we have seen similar in Nesebar). Not easy to reach (bus 64 from the city centre), but can gift you... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you buy a joint ticket with the museum it's a lot cheaper; and a but steep without. BUT what they don't tell you is if you do, then you're not allowed to listen to the guide showing round the people who didn't buy the joint ticket; and you're much more time limited. AND if you speak at the same... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now,when I went there with a friend it was closed for visitors. TBH WE did not even go just to visit the church,but to Vistosha for a walk.The church itself is actually on the road almost,You will see it and may be not even notice it is a site of historical significance.It is not flashy,does not have droves of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...to learn and experience the incredibly rich history of this church. The frescos are really interesting and the story of them and the church is very cool. Make sure to ask about the Last Supper painting that predates DaVinci, so cool!!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

MountVitosha, How tranquil! A husband and wife showed me their wonderful paintings to purchase. Lovely coffee shop and regular bus service.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Аrchaeological attraction, monument for visitors. Old church between city and the mountain. Can be visited by public transport - bus 64 (https://www.sofiatraffic.bg/bg/transport/schedules)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Church is lovely; beware the taxi drivers sitting outside the church waiting for tourists, and then set the meter at the weekend rate for 3x the price. Check the price before you hop in - should be around 10 lev only to get back to Sofia.

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