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Boyana Church

1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
+359 2 959 0939
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1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
+359 2 959 0939
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The first part of this Eastern Orthodox Church was built around the late 10th century. The second part in the mid-13th century and the third and last part in the mid 19th century with funds provided by the public. Today it's beautiful architecture, frescoes and...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite being small and only allowed in the venue for approx 5 minutes, this is well worth the short trip from town. (take a taxi - very cheap by Western European/US standard) The frescoes are stunning and I have honestly never seen anything like them,...More

Thank andylandyl
Reviewed 4 days ago

On the outskirts of the city, extremely valuable to see. Unofrtunately, you get only 8 minutes inside. Marvelous 11th-c. frescoes.

Thank Albrecht C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very special with gorgeous historical paintings. A UNESCO world heritage treasure. For me it was worth the while.

Thank mya p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here before returning to town after a visit to Rila Monastery with Vtravel. Only 8 people allowed in the church at a time. Others wait outside. Price steep..10 lev per person. Frescoes divine.

Thank morewierd
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a very small but lovely cozy church. Unfortunately we could only allow to stay a few minutes so no time to see the detail of paintings!

Thank 88sunny88_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is a real gem. Unfortunately it's very popular, so arrive early. It's very doable on your own, and I would do it by public transportation. You you can also buy a combination ticket for the National Museum of History (recommended), located in the...More

Thank zmanCalifornia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic murals & guides there were very interesting & knowledgeable. We took a taxi from Sofia & it was well worth it.

Thank Gabby N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the heart of the city centre, this beautiful, domed church is free to visit and should be a must see for anyone in Sofia. The copper green roof is the highlight of the exterior, but inside, the wall paintings and domed ceiling, together...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Murals are fantastic pre-renaissance art in this outstanding UNESCO world heritage site. If you do one sightseeing trip in Sofia make it this one.

Thank LondonSquirrel42
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Can anyone tell me if there are any half day tours to the Boyana Church? I see a lot of full day tours. I would be interested in a morning or afternoon only tour.
11 May 2017|
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How do i get there on public transport.i am near eagles bridge
6 October 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.
Hay alguna pagina en la que se pueda reservar con antelación la entrada a esta iglesia?? O todo debe ser a través de tours??? Es fácil quedarse sin entrada?
8 May 2017|
Response from Mellimac123 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, my Spanish is not very good. You can buy a ticket there, it's not expensive... then you can see the interior of the church for approx. 10 minutes, only a few people are allowed at the same time. It's worth a visit... More
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