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Boyana Church, Sofia

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See one of the most complete and perfectly preserved monuments of eastern European medieval art at Boyana Church. Featuring an important collection of medieval Byzantine frescoes, this site was added to the World Heritage list in 1979. The walls of the narthex are adorned with 18 scenes from the life of St. Nicholas, incorporating aspects of contemporary life. In “The Miracle at Sea,” the ship and the sailors' hats recall the Venetian fleet. The portraits of Bulgarian Tsar Constantine Tikh and Tsaritsa Irina on the north wall are among the most impressive and lifelike frescoes in the church. Planning Sofia trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • We took bus 64 out to the church , and well worth it . The frescos were amazing . Can’t take photos but I will always remember this church !  more »
  • I have to say even though this is a very small church, it's frescos are possibly the most beautiful I have seen. You can take pictures outside but not inside but you can buy a book there for 10 Lev fr...  more »
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  • For the people who have interest in history and art this place will be quite interesting, filled with stories. You need to know that it's quite busy, so if you are in a bigger group you should make a reservation. Also after visiting the church you can hike to boyana waterfall and lake. (That would take extra few hours) if you want to combine the two an option is to join the Sofia green tour.
  • Another of the main sites to see in Sofia. Located far from the city center. There is a bus, but do take a cab (should be around 6-7 euro). The church is small and only fits 8 people at a time. Make sure to secure a reservation (yes, really). It is a most interesting site to see and you should not miss out.
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