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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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  • This little church is a jewel that must be visited. We went mid-morning and almost had no wait to enter. The value of the ticket is 10 cams. It is entered in groups of 8 people and the visit lasts 10 minutes. A guide thoroughly explains all the details and answers questions in different languages. It is not allowed to take pictures inside. The state of conservation is fantastic.
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  • Located on the hill of Boyana, very small church immersed in a park with three sequoias (one planted by the king in early 900). You enter 8 at a time, 10 Lev the Ticket (5euro), absolutely to visit. Very rich in frescoes from the 200 from the colors still well preserved, a charm. Unfortunately you can only move 10 Min, but absolutely do not miss
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  • If you are going to walk through Boyansko Nature Park you should stop by here. There's not really to much to see by itself to warrant a trip just for this church. The build style is pretty unique. I didn't go inside, so that might make it a little more worthwhile. It was pretty okay place to go to the bathroom though. Very clean and free of charge. No complaints in that department.
  • Interesting place. Extremely old and has a lot of history. Worth a visit but not sure its worth the 10 lev fee to enter the church. Its very small and you'll only spend about 10 minutes inside.
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