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The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. 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. The church owes its world fame mainly to its frescoes from 1259. 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 mediaeval art. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church. The name of the painter is recently discovered during restoration. The inscription reads: "zograph Vassilii from the village Subonosha, Sersko and his apprentice Dimitar".

Boyana church is a sacred place for Bulgarians.
The monument was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
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Le-Regard-des-Elfes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful place, a bit mysterious
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Aivaseda Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, this is a very beautiful and misterious place. Also, the park of the church is amazing, indeed. Thank you.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a very beautifull and special place of Orthodox spirituality !
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Fantastic picture! Very beautiful! Can feel the soul of that fantastic place! :love:
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Aivaseda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support! :heart: And yes, it is really a fantastic place! :D :love:
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Lalalullaby44 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been there 2 times. Inside it is beautiful!
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Yggr00 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
a wonderful image.
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MJLong Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this photograph! The colors are so beautiful. I really like the wild trees and the way the shield the church. It looks so secluded.
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Forgot to mention ...This wonderful image has been featured in my journal
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T-Brother Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
nice place and shot ;)
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marob0501 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous church
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture!
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Aivaseda Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for a your kind words and for the fave! :D :heart: :rose:
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Did you know there is a church club on here?
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerthnxplz: Glad I saw this at #AlternativeHistory - a fave of course :wave:
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kurios-kat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo of a beautiful (and interesting) place. :thumbsup:
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Aivaseda Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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