Boyana Church Museum

The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, Bulgaria. The church is affiliated with the National Museum of History in Sofia, and in 1979 the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Boyana Church consists of three buildings. The eastern church was built in the 10th century, then enlarged at the beginning of the 13th century by Sebastocrator Kaloyan, who ordered a second two storey building to be erected next to it. The frescoes in this second church, painted in 1259, make it one of the most important collections of medieval paintings. The ensemble is completed by a third church, built at the beginning of the 19th century. This site is one of the most complete and perfectly preserved monuments of east European medieval art. (UNESCO)

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