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Boyana Church

1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
+359 2 959 0939
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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-3 Boyansko Ezero St., Sofia 1616, Bulgaria
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+359 2 959 0939
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Reviewed yesterday

The church is interesting, although very small. If you don't have someone explaining what the frescoes are, it is not worth the money because you will not understand anything (unless you're an expert etc). It costs 2 lev (1€) for students but 10 lev (5€)...More

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A well preserved church from ancient times. Twice extended to accommodate more people. Frescoes are many but a few are intact.

Thank RAVI K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very small (tiny) church which was built in three parts. The inside frescoes are unbelievable - you'll have approximately ten minutes to appreciate them. For us, this was a stop off on the way to somewhere else. Still, it's a UNESCO site so it's...More

Thank Sebastian F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly, ignore the tourist information that says that you must visit this fantastic building as part of a group. We turned up and bought a ticket and the wonderful guide gave us a tour for two. It was stunning, stupendous, made us think of the...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I did not expect this attraction to be so interesting, I have not heard about it before. This 1000 years old small church is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and it is amazing, how good preserved are the frescoes.

Thank SlovakTraveller777
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my 16 and 9 year old kids. We didn't really think it was that special; over hyped Maybe of interest to those interested in history

Thank OFER A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the Boyana Church. We took a taxi from Sofia for $4-5, which was much faster and easier than figuring out buses. First you buy your ticket, which is just a receipt. Then you approach the entrance to the church, showing your receipt....More

Thank JanetTomW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group and were admitted before the solo travellers who had arrived earlier. They were not so happy about that. The museum was 10 leva and they let ten people come in at a time and you can only stay ten minutes....More

Thank Pia J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this church on the way back from Rila Monastery. It's a beautiful old church with a large lush garden surrounding it. Some of the trees looked really old. It's a nice place to relax and contemplate. Inside the church is small and requires a...More

Thank 585jaskarans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fresco in the church are certainly very impressive but the overall experience is underwhelming. Entry fee at 10 leva is very high, considering that you only get 10 minutes and no further explanations. an audio guide in many languages could be useful. there were...More

Thank H1732015
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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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