The Rila Monastery and Boyana Church - Every Day tour is the best way to spend your free day in Sofia. Join the original and best selling tour from Sofia and enjoy the two most famous and photographed Bulgarian UNESCO sites as well as the amazing Rila National Park. Travel in a modern air-conditioned minibus and discover Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with the benefit of having a professional guide by your side.
Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see sight. The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – done by one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis, the fabulous mountain view will make your visit to the monastery a memorable one. You will have around an hour of free time at the Rila Monastery to explore this unique UNESCO site, enter the main church and take photos of the narthex’s gallery, admire the exhibits in the History Museum of the Monastery, try the tasty "mekitsi" (Bulgarian doughnuts) with delicious buffalo’s yogurt (local specialty) or even have a short walk in the area;
The Boyana Church's frescoes bring epochal change in the Bulgarian mural painting and are considered predecessors of the European Renaissance. The majority of more than 240 figures depicted there have individuality, vitality and psychological depth.