Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia

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  • Join the most popular and best-selling tour from Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Get to visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in just a span of a day!
  • See remnants of the Bulgarian Reinassance at the Rila Monastery
  • Travel back time to the historical Boyana Church and view its biblical frescoes

What to expect

Enjoy the leisure of exploring two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day! Just a stone’s throw away from Sofia, get to visit the historic Rila Monastery and the iconic Boyana Church. The vibrant Boyana Church will be your first stop for the day. This predecessor of the European Renaissance is decorated with over 240 frescoes depicting biblical figures and east European medieval art that will certainly leave you in a historical trance. Your tour will continue to one of the most visited sites in Bulgaria, the Rila Monastery. The complex is a perfect example of the Bulgarian Renaissance representing both Bulgaria's spiritual and artistic culture through its stunning architecture, balconies, and frescoes. Travel back in time on this breathtaking day tour from Sofia to two of the most spectacular sights in Bulgaria.

front of rila monatery
Explore the expansive courtyard and historic buildings of the Rila Monastery complex
frescoes of biblical characters
See the convergence of the artistic and the spiritual through biblical frescoes at Rila Monastery
mural painting of jesus christ
Catch frescoes of the image of Jesus Christ at Rila Monastery
group of people posing
Visit the iconic Boyana Church that houses frescoes dating back the 10th-11th century


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