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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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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

Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

The church is nice to visit. It is with beautiful garden and there you can walk. And in Boyana the air is so clear.

Thank emichaelova
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see some 10 km. away from downtown Sofia, at the northern slopes of Vitosha mountain, breathtaking views to the city, delicious wining and dinning nearby, a great and unique world class cultural heritage.

Thank Radko S
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have time for only one monastery to visit, make it this one. It is included in the UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Boyana Church was built in the 11th c. It is famous for its mural paintings dated 1259 which are said to...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Boyana church is certainly an out-of-the-way site to visit. I had a car while visiting Sofia and there is free parking at the site. Visitors are limited to a 10-minute, escorted visit. Having just come from the Rila Monastery, I wasn't blown away by...More

Thank jmacleantaylor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place, you are not allowed to take pictures inside here the temperature and humidity is carefully monitored. But this is just such a special place, it is well worth the visit

Thank suzeb55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small historic Orthodox church up in the foothills of the mountain side, just outside of the city of Sofia. A Unesco site for the paintings inside the church. Well preserved from the 10-11th century. Best to have reservations as only 7 to 8 people...More

Thank 476donc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual style of church in pretty gardens. The frescoes inside are fascinating, but you only get 10 mins in the church, so you can't really absorb the artwork.

Thank ShweNaga
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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
5 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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