Boyana Church

Boyana Church

The Boyana Church (Bulgarian: Боянска църква, Boyanska tsarkva) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The east wing of the two-storey church was originally constructed in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century under the Second Bulgarian Empire, the whole building being finished with a further expansion to the west in the middle of the 19th century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.

Outline
The Boyana Church (Bulgarian: Боянска църква, Boyanska tsarkva) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. The Wadden Sea

    The Wadden Sea

  2. Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

    Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

  3. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

    Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

  1. Palmeral of Elche

    Palmeral of Elche

  2. The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

    The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

  3. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

    Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

  1. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

  2. Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

    Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

  3. Rila Monastery

    Rila Monastery

  1. Ironbridge Gorge

    Ironbridge Gorge

  2. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

    Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

  3. Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

    Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

  1. Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

    Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

  2. Universidade de Coimbra

    Universidade de Coimbra

  3. Historic Centre of Évora

    Historic Centre of Évora

  1. Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

    Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

  2. Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

    Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

  3. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

    Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

  1. Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

    Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

  2. Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias

    Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias

  3. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  1. Churches of Moldavia

    Churches of Moldavia

  2. Upper Middle Rhine Valley

    Upper Middle Rhine Valley

  3. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church

    Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church

  1. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)

    Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)

  2. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

    Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

  3. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

    Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

  1. Monastic Island of Reichenau

    Monastic Island of Reichenau

  2. City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

    City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

  3. Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

    Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

  1. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

    Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

  2. Alhambra

    Alhambra

  3. Ilulissat Icefjord

    Ilulissat Icefjord

  1. Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape

    Lednice – Valtice Cultural Landscape

  2. Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza

    Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza

  3. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

    Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

  1. Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

    Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

  2. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

    Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

  3. Alto Douro Wine Region

    Alto Douro Wine Region

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top