Boyana ChurchCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: ул. Боянско езеро 3, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +359-29590939
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Museum, History Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Boyana Church - Review
When this church’s was first built in the 11th century at the foot of Mt Vitosha, no one could have predicted how important it would become. At that time, only the eastern building stood. Later, when a two story structure was erected next to it in the 13th century. It’s walls were painted with frescoes – these are now some of the most important Eastern European medieval paintings existing, a collection of 80 images of 249 human figures. The final section of the church was built in the 19th century.
The church also houses the national museum, which focuses on regional art, culture and history.
Boyana Church Information
- Entry is restricted to 10people at a time for 10 minutes – the lines can be excruciatingly long
- Photography not allowed
How To reach Boyana Church by Public Transport
- Bus #64 and #107; minibus #21 stop nearby
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Things to Know Before Visiting Boyana Church
92.38% of people who visit Sofia include Boyana Church in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
66.67% of people start their Boyana Church visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Boyana Church
94.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Boyana Church
Boyana Church Trips
Boyana Church, Sofia Reviews
We did this as part of a guided tour too Rila monastery. The church is only a short ride from Sofia, costs 10 lev to enter, and is very small, so only 8 people at a time for a maximum 10 minutes. However, for such a small place, it is packed with history and is well worth the short journey and possible long wait.
Awful place and terrible staff! The people working there were very rude to everyone and the whole thing wasn’t maintained well. The church is very old but nothing too special. Definitely not worth the trip
My visit to the Boyana church was incredible. First, the trip there from Sofia is lovely traveling out of the city to a wealthy area of homes on the outskirts of the city. The grounds are beautiful with vegetation , Redwood trees from California which were donated and a relaxing , Zen environment which is a welcome relief from the city. The church is exquisite , done in 3 seperate buildings at different times which makes the architecture very interesting. The interior is full of 12th- 14 th century frescoes which have been maintained controlling the air conditioning & lighting. They’re breathtaking!! The church is small, no pictures inside but well worth the trip as it is a Unesco heritage historic part of Sofia. Please, don’t forget to visit this treasure!!!
Looking for a thrill , come here on every 26th summer solstice at noon. Stand next to the south-west wall and shout VISELEUS OVRILOPIDOS SANTE DOMINOS LUMINUS PERFECTIS
Definitely not worth it. Extremely rude and unprofessional staff. No one speaks English.