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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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  • Limited people only allowed inside just like what they do in some part of Spain’s Magnificent Moors Castle in Alhambra but not photos allowed here with it’s amazing frescoes, history itself will...  more »
  • The church looks unassuming outside but the art inside is wonderful. We learned a lot about various aspects of Bulgarian culture, important saints and Ecclesiastic idiosyncrasies thanks to our guide.....  more »
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  • Beautiful well preserved church. It is located in a garden. So peaceful and nice. It’s a must to visit this place when visit Sofia. So deep and rich the history of this church. It is great to spend sometimes to be here to pray and to do some reflection.
  • Very beautiful frescoes. Definitely worth a visit. It only takes 10 minutes but the wait can be incredibly long depending on how many groups are visiting - book with a tour company to be safe coz tickets at the counter are reserved and they can be sold out.
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