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Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Audio-guided Tour+free pick

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We will leave you to explore the Rila Monastery and Boyana church for 2 hours by audio guide (English, Espanol, Italiano, Français, Deutsche, Русский). We will pick-up you from your hotel.

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Highlights

  • Discover the history of these magnificent places in Bulgaria with an audio guide
  • Gaze at 11th-century frescoes
  • Breath in fresh mountain air amidst lush pine forests

Description

The tour starts from from your hotel. After two hours transfer we will reach the Rila monastery. We will leave you to explore the monastery for 2 hours by audio guide (English, Espanol, Italiano, Français, Deutsche, Русский). After this time you will take the shuttle back to Sofia. Before to return you back we will take you to Boyana church, where you will have time to visit the church with audio guide. At the end of the tour we will leave you back on in your hotel. The Church “St. Nicholas and St. Pantaleon” (also “St. Nikola and St. Panteleimon”) in Boyana district, Sofia, or Boyana Church for short, is famous for its remarkable medieval frescoes, among which the remarkable images from 1259 of the sevastocratic couple Kaloyan and Desislava and of the Bulgarian ruling family of that time: tsar Constantine Tikh Asen (1257 – 1277) and empress consort (tsaritsa) Irene. In the four spaces of the tripartite building are preserved frescoed layers created between the 11th-12th and 16th-17th centuries, with the largest area occupied by frescoes from 1259. The park around the church was created at the tsar’s initiative in the early twentieth century and is remarkable for its giant sequoias. The Boyana Church was declared a national antiquity, protected by the state in 1927 and remained an active parish church until 1954. In 1979 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the protection of UNESCO under No. 42, and since 2003 the cultural property has been a branch of the National History Museum.

Includes

Audio guide (English, Espanol, Italiano, Français, Deutsche, Русский) , Pick-up from your hotel; Transport with comfortable minibus;

Important Information

  • Audio-guide included (English, Espanol, Italiano, Français, Deutsche, Русский)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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