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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 10 reviews
"amazing frescoes"
in 9 reviews
"combined ticket"
in 9 reviews
"national history museum"
in 14 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 15 reviews
"vitosha mountain"
in 36 reviews
"wall paintings"
in 16 reviews
"entry fee"
in 11 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 11 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"public transport"
in 16 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 7 reviews
"city centre"
in 13 reviews
"bulgarian history"
in 10 reviews
"visit sofia"
in 8 reviews
"century"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the church after joining a green tour hike up the mountain side next to it. It’s very small and they only let around 8 people in at a time to view the wall paintings from the 13th century. And only for 10 minutes....More

Thank Penny g
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this church as part of a full day tour to the Rila Monastery. It was a little church on the hill just outside of Sofia with an interesting history. We would not have made the trip to see it separately but as a...More

Thank MPWEST10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is very nice and the inside of the church is nice and interesting. Nevertheless. I would not consider it a ‘must’ in Sofia considering it is not central and there can be long queues to enter the church

Thank Costanza D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small church but it is super old and have gorgeous wall writings dated from centuries ago. In this church you will find also wall writings of the royal family which is not typical for churches .The painter is also unknown which...More

Thank r0nisf
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is very publicized, but it disappointed me, the interior is very small, dark. Also you can only stay there for a maximum of 10 minutes. The ticket costs 10 Leva.

Thank Giulia D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place near the mountain. It is easy to reach even with public transport. It is interesting to visit.

Thank _kinamankim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boyana is a Very beautifull place. the visit is only ten minutes, but worth the effort. we took a day trip with a local guide and it was worth it.

Thank michal b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is nice itself but not like how they were praising it before I visited.It's in UNESCO list mostly because of frescoes inside but even they are not very well protected as church is very old,it's normal to be in such condition.Plus enterence was...More

Thank Burak C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're of the Christian persuasion and really religious, or really into religious art, you'll probably want to pay a visit. Otherwise, you're going to get quite frustrated -- because many of the Rila Monastery tour buses stop here on the way (or the way...More

Thank DoctorJoeE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a taxi, arrived at the park entrance and walked in the calm shadows of the tall trees, accompanied by the music of the birds and insects, to find a very small, red-brick church, bathed in sun. Hardly any other tourists. Waited a bit outside,...More

Thank ohlnielsen
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justnas
11 May 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
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.
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