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Boyana Church

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+3592 959 09 39
+3592 959 29 66
Working time
April-October 09:30 - 17:30.; November - March 09:00 - 17:00 .
Price range
Adults– 10 BGN; Students - 2 BGN
Sofia, 1-3 Boyansko Ezero St.
At the foot of Vitosha mountain, in the Boyana district of Sofia is the "St. Nicholas and St. Panteleimon" Church - the Boyana Church. The temple owes its worldwide reputation to the 1259 frescoes that reflect the outstanding achievements of the Bulgarian medieval culture. It is these frescoes that are the forerunners of the European Renaissance. Most of the images have been distinguished by individuality, convincing psychological characteristics and vitality. Among them are the rare portraits of a Bulgarian royal couple from that epoch -Tsar Constantine-Asen Tih and Tsaritsa Irina and of the donors sevastokrator Kaloyan and his wife Desislava.
Historical Information
Property Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979 under № 42 ARCHITECTURE: 10th-11th c., 13th c. and 19th c. FRESCOES: 11th-12th c., 1259, 14th c., 16th-17th c. and 1882

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Sofia, 1-3 Boyansko Ezero St.

+3592 959 09 39


The Boyana Church is among the most valuable monuments of the Bulgarian cultural heritage, included in 1979 in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a testimony to the significant contribution of the Bulgarian 13th century monumental art to the European cultural space.