Museum and Cultural Tour of Bulgaria in 9 Days - Day 2 (Boyana Church)

After a long drive, the last stop of the second day of our trip is National Museum of Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a very small church, originally built in the lat 10th or early 11th century, with the addition of the central wing in the 13th century.


Buyala Church


It is famous because of its frescoes from 1259, which demonstrate the exceptional achievements of mediaeval Bulgarian culture. For obvious reason, photography is not permitted in the church. Here are some representative pictures from the Web (credits go to Wikipedia)

In fact, only a few people are even permitted to go inside the church each time for 15 minutes to minimize the potential damage to the frescoes. 
Definitely a must-visit for anyone who is interested in learning more about Bulgaria culture.

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Bulgarian history

Bulgaria is not Sunny Beach only.There is a reach cultural heritage left behind from several civilizations.
http://dirbg.us/history

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Nice place