19 May 2014

#590 Bulgaria

The Boyana Church (BulgarianБоянска църкваBoyanska 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.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1979

Date of Issue: April 29, 2014 | Europa 2014 'National Music Instrument'

Thank you, Jenata !

Received on: May 19, 2014

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