Boyana Church

Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia.
It was built in three stages: in the late 10th and early 11th, the mid-13th, and the mid-19th centuries. In 1979 the monument was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.The church owes its world fame mainly to its frescoes from 1259. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls.
They form a second layer over the paintings from earlier centuries and represent one of the most complete and well-preserved monuments of Eastern European medieval art.Information: Wikipedia
Photographs: 1.Todor Bozhinov, 2,3,4,5.Elena Chochkova, 6.Aleksander Dragnes, 7.vintagedept 8.buildingoftheyear

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5 responses

  1. What a gorgeous church! Hope I get to visit Bulgaria some day.

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    19/03/2013 at 12:41 AMMar

    • You are very welcome!

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      19/03/2013 at 12:41 AMMar

  2. Julien

    Reblogged this on Bulgaria.

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    26/03/2013 at 12:41 AMMar

  3. This is such a gorgeous church! Lovely photos.

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    24/07/2013 at 12:41 PMJul

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