|UNESCO #42 - Boyana Church, Sofia - BULGARIA|
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Boyana Church, Sofia - BULGARIA - UNESCO #42
The second card Tsveti sent me is from the first Bulgarian site added to the UNESCO list, the Boyana Church near Sofia. To be honest I didn't knew this place, but it seems really unique and, according to her there is a wonderful small park around the church filled with huge trees. Thanks a lot Tsveti, you're increasing my collection with your beautiful cards - 141 down, 840 to go. This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
Located on the outskirts of Sofia, 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.