Price

-

Hotel

Countries


Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery

Hits: 433
Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery
zoom Zoom image
Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery
Route: Sofia - Boyana Church - Zemen Monastery - Osogovo Monastery - Sofia
Duration: 10 h
This tour will be more interesting for tourists who wants to know more abour religion of the region. During the tour you will visit to two monastery and one old churchin two countries Bulgaria and Macedonia. The UNESCO-listed Boyana Church and the Zemen Monastery in Bulgaria before continuing to Macedonia for a visit to the Osogovo Monastery.  The Boyana Church is a fine example of Byzantine architecture. Admire the interior walls that are covered with paintings from numerous historical periods and frescoes dating to 1259. 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. Our next stop will be in Zemen Monastery. At first it was thought the monastery was built between the 9th and 10th centuries, but when earlier frescoes and other decorative elements were discovered during excavations, archeologists realized it had been founded sometime during The First Bulgarian Empire (681-1018 CE). Afterwards, head to the Osogovo Monastery, dating from the 11th century and hidden in lush forests surrounded by the Osogovo Mountains. The monastery is considered one of the most beautiful in Macedonia. The monastery consists of two churches including the larger "Saint Joachim of Osogovo" and the smaller "Holy Mother of God." The monastery grounds also consist of a bell tower, dormitories, a guardhouse, and a residency for the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.The monastery was founded in the 12th century, though there are no remains of the original monastery. The smaller church in today's monastery complex got its present look in the 14th century, while the larger one was built in the 19th century. The larger, three-nave church, was built in 1851 by Andrey Damyanov. It has 12 cupolas, which represent the 12 apostles, and porches on its southern and western sides. Most of the church's interior and cupolas were painted by Dimitar Andonov Papradiški. The smaller and older church, founded in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 14th century, is dedicated to the Holy Mother of God. After will back to Sofia.
Price: per person
Price: 80.00 EUR
Countries
Countries: Bulgaria, Noth Macedonia
Quantity: 

Our travel tips

  • Discover Lady of Meritxell basilica Sanctuary during european tours to Andorra

    When visiting the historical compound of Meritxell, we are confronted with two buildings belonging to two very different eras:· The old sanctuary, which is known as the church of Santa María, is a Romanesque building that underwent extensive modifications during Baroque times· The new sanctuary was built in 1976 by Catalan architect Ricardo BofillThey  are  both  considered  Sites  of  Cultural  Interest according to Andorran law2014 was an important year for this sanctuary on account of Pope Francis having granted it the title of Minor Basilica because of its history, cultural and religious activity and liturgical life. European tour packages to Andorra offer visit to church of Read more ...  
  • Visit to Edinburgh Castle during european tours to Great Britain

    Standing proudly over the city on top of Castle Rock, the imposing Edinburgh Castle provides unparalleled views of the city and a glorious peek into Scotland’s turbulent history. A former military fortress, the castle has been both a royal residence and a prison. European tours or european tour packages with european tour operator can give you a chance visit to Edinburgh Castle. Within its high walls you’ll find some of Edinburgh’s oldest buildings, including St Margaret’s Chapel and the Half Moon Battery, while Crown Square is home to the spectacular Grand Hall and Scotland’s Crown Jewels. You can discover the castle at your own pace or, for a fully immersive experience, grab an audio guide Read more ...