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Boyana Church

1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
+359 2 959 0939
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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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"unesco world heritage"
in 14 reviews
"medieval art"
in 9 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 9 reviews
"amazing frescoes"
in 7 reviews
"national history museum"
in 14 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
"vitosha mountain"
in 36 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 15 reviews
"different periods"
in 7 reviews
"entry fee"
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"well worth the visit"
in 10 reviews
"piece of history"
in 8 reviews
"public transport"
in 16 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"city centre"
in 12 reviews
"visit sofia"
in 8 reviews
"bulgarian history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is stunning with a beautiful garden upfront and intricate frescoes inside. The visit lasts up to 10 minutes and is quite pricey at 10 lev per person, but with a good guide to explain the history of the church, this money will certainly...More

Thank DakiKibe
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quaint little church, in beautiful grounds and not far from Sofia. It is worth going with a guide or, at least, reading up on the church's history to make your visit more fulfilling. There's an entry charge which we found a little steep but they...More

Thank GDane
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The church is so tiny that guests have to be by small groups inside. No more than 7-8 persons can fit inside at one time. The paintings are fabulous and so well preserved that you can still read the story they tell. Worth the long...More

Thank ging b
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably the best kepy original photo of the qween of Bulgaria, tiny church with few quite exciting paintings. As i was told - very rare.

Thank Aharon P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A true masterpiece, among the UNESCO heritage sites. It's a tiny church with XIII Century frescos that rival with Giotto's Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua. Not easy to get into, given that there is limited admittance, but definitely worth the try.

Thank turistingiro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice complex with a garden and all facilities, you need a ticket, visits are quite organised because the church itself is very small indeed. Impressive piece of history. Limited commentary or explanation

Thank BXLtravellerBXL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into the Bulgarian history and religion then you will like this 5th century little church with its various art work from different centuries

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Boyana church with one of the guided tours is definitely the way to go. We were the first to arrive, even before the gates were opened! We had the place to ourselves and it was so peaceful in the gardens. When we were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After several years of neglect this site is now taken care of nicely. It is an UNESCO heritage site. This ancient church has some interesting paintings inside. Also the drive and the surroundings are beautiful. It is advisable to book your visit to avoid disappointment....More

Thank njan45
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is unique with the pictures inside and beautiful place that is situated. Must be visited because it's a different style and time when was build.

Thank Lachezar K
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justnas
May 11, 2017|
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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
October 5, 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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