Self-guided tour in Boyana Church
Attractions & guided tours

Self-guided tour in Boyana Church

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Russian , Japanese , Chinese , Hebrew
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Boyana Church at your own pace with an e-guide
  • Learn about east European medieval history
  • Discover the monument included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Admire 89 frescos with 240 human images painted onto interior walls
What to expect

Explore Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated in the Boyana village, near Sofia with an e-guide. This monument is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is the site to one of the most completely and perfectly preserved monuments of east European medieval history.

Travelers agree that the architecture and history make Boyana Church a destination, but it’s the 89 frescos with 240 human images painstakingly painted onto interior walls that have placed Boyana at the intersection of religion and art in Bulgaria.

The three historic buildings that make up the medieval Bulgarian Orthodox icon known as Boyana Church have been attracting visitors for over a hundred years. Each building was constructed in a distinctly different architectural style reflective of the time, taste and period it was created, making a visit to this famous landmark a truly unique experience.

The eastern church, Boyana’s oldest section, is one of the smallest, while the second section, built in the mid-13 century, is a two-floor wonder with tombs, semi-cylindrical vault and quiet family chapel. The final section of the church, which wasn’t built until the 19th century, showcases some of the most contemporary designs.

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What's included
  • E-guide
What's not included
  • Entrance ticket
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
Where

3 Boyansko Ezero Str., Sofia 1616

Meeting point:

Begin your self-guided tour at the entrance of the church during open hours.

What to remember
  • Enter the church at any time during opening hours with your e-guide
  • Note entrance tickets to the church are not included with this tour
  • Reading material is available in English, Bulgarian, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese or Romanian
    • Please contact the tour operator to request your preferred language
    • You will find their information on the voucher after booking
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When
  • Daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Provider
VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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