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Boyana Church, Sofia

4.2
World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful Unesco church, magnificent frescos and super competent and friendly guide. Too bad that they must control humidity and one cannot stay longer than 10 mins inside...  more »
  • beautiful and unique with a lot of history in it. The lady who welcomes guests is very informative and knowledgeable. Only 10 mins are allowed inside it, although it is a very little church. It is a.....  more »
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  • Unique place. Unique frescoes. A Renaissance paintings more than 200 years before Leonardo’s. Milena - a very erudite and polite guide, made the tour for us unforgettable. This is a must see place in Sofia. Words can not describe the beauty and the importance of the place.
  • Beautiful small Bulgarian church in the Boyana district near Sofia. Entrance fee is quite high for what you get. Only the lower level chapel can be visited for 10 minutes only. A digital presentation movie or pictures) about the upper level chapel and the surroundings can be an added value.
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