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We took a tour company that shuttled us to this church. It was gorgeous. Very small--not a lot of people are allowed to enter since the inside is so small. Inside is gorgeous with all kinds of colorful frescoes. Worth the trip!!
I was lucky to have a private tour as the site restricts the number of visitors at any one time to enter the church to protect the frescoes and the small space. This meant there was only myself and the guide in the small chapel....More
we walked from the centre for that sense of arrival and it was worth it. Beautiful and astounding church with very friendly and knowledgeable guide and it being january we were the only people there. Not to be missed.
The Unesco World Heritage Site of the Boyana Church (entrance 5 leva), an amazing 10-11th century church with incredible frescoes dating to the 11th to the 17th centuries, though the most important ones were from 1259. They were really interesting as they dissociated themselves from...More
The Boyana church complex is small but amazing place. The church is situated in a small park with century old trees and the church itself is really small so there is a limit of people who can be inside at the same time. Our guide...More
Hi I have two options which would like to discuss Is two full days and one half day enough if i plan First day: Seven Rila Lakes and Rila Monastery and surrounding (with Bus shuttle) Second day: Boyana Church/Waterfall/Vikosha Mountain. (By public transport) and evening Sofia with following morning also Sofia in brief. The 2nd option which comes in handy if the 1st option isnt possible to complete is that i add 2 more full days in bulgaria but i'm not sure what more to see in Bulgaria...More
April 20, 2018|
First option is completely doable, but if you choose to stay more you can make day trips to Plovdiv and Koprivshtitza.
Boyana Church & Where to Stay in sofia question (6 Replies)
Hi - Would love some answers to a couple of questions please: 1. We are planning to drive from sofia to rila monastery and then directly to plovdiv from rila. Will boyana church be en route to rila monastery if we wanted to stop by there first? Also, roughly how long does it take to experience the rila monastery? 2. We are looking at apartments to stay in for our one-night stay in sofia. Because we only have one night, we really would like to be near as many of the key sights as...More
February 23, 2012|
Hello! 1. Boyana church is in Sofia (Boyana district) and is relatively on your route to Rila Monastery. You won't waste more than 20 min. (in driving, to the church and back to the main road). Check it one the map. 1-2 hours for visiting Rila Monastery is good enough. It could be longer if you intend to visit the museum, go for a walk in region, having lunch etc. 2. Your location is excellent (I would choose "Dondukov" 22 definitely!). "Pri Yafata" is a very good restaurant and very...More
Hike to Vitosha from sofia (2 Replies)
Hello all, Me and my Partner are traveling to bulgaria in a few days ( plovdiv and Sofia ) and we love mountains and hiking, unfortunetly we will not have time to go up to the Rile mountains, however we are planning a trip to Vitosha mountain, it being so close to Sofia city. Here is the question... We are there on the weekday and not the weekend, so The lifts, as i understand are not going to be an option, and honestly we preffer the challenging hike more anyways. We are planning to take a...More
July 17, 2018|
Hello, Cherni vrah (Black peak, 2290 m.) is the highest point of Vitosha mountain and to reach it, you have to cross the plateau, which lies around 1800 m. attitude. Golden bridges is a name of a place, where the most interesting thing are a few rivers of stones, and a few places to eat and sleep. It is also a place, where you can start/end a day trip as there is a normal road connecting it to the city. It will actually drive you away from Cherni vrah, considering you are coming from Boyana...More