Tour: Rila Monastery, Boyana Church + Junk Museum

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Bulgaria with a captivating journey to two of its most cherished UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Rila Monastery and Boyana Church.

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  • Visit Boyana Church - 60-90 min
  • Visit Junk Museum - 60-90 min
  • Visit Rila Monastery - 60-90 min


Your first stop is the remarkable Boyana Church, nestled amidst the tranquil outskirts of Sofia. Dating back to the 10th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its breathtaking frescoes, showcasing the finest examples of medieval Bulgarian artistry. As you step into the sanctuary, you'll be immersed in a world of vibrant colors and intricate details, each brushstroke telling a story of faith and devotion. Guided by a knowledgeable curator, delve into the history and symbolism behind these ancient masterpieces, gaining insight into Bulgaria's rich cultural heritage. From Boyana Church, your journey continues towards the majestic Rila Monastery, nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Rila Mountains. As you approach its ornate gates, be greeted by the sight of towering spires and vibrant frescoes adorning the exterior walls. Step inside this spiritual sanctuary, where centuries-old relics and sacred artifacts await. Wander through the monastery's serene courtyards, adorned with fragrant flowers and the gentle murmur of prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance as you explore the monastery's historic chapels and ornate architecture, guided by the wisdom of local monks who call this sacred place home. Throughout your journey, savor the flavors of traditional Bulgarian cuisine, indulge in local delicacies, and soak in the warmth of Bulgarian hospitality. With its blend of ancient heritage and natural beauty, this tour of Boyana Church and Rila Monastery offers a captivating glimpse into the soul of Bulgaria, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.


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Important Information

  • Wear comfortable shoes, high heels are not recommended. Dress code - shoulders and knees must be covered. Men are allowed in shorts above the knees. Sandals and T-shirts are allowed for everybody. Flip-flops are not advised. Trainers - OK.

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