With new lighting, which makes it possible to see its unique frescoes from 1259, visitors will welcome the Boyana Church. In the medieval part of the temple-monument there are special transparent limiting walls that will protect the exquisite frescoes, the National Museum of History announced.
The park of the Boyana Church was cleaned and archaeological materials related to the history of illiteracy were discovered. A UNESCO World Heritage site survey will continue next year. The Boyana church was first painted in the 10th century. Parts of the oldest murals can be seen today. Visitors will easily distinguish schematically the drawn faces of the saints from the painted ones in the 13th century.
Indeed, it is precisely the second layer of paintings that is due to Boyan’s church. They were made under the rule of the local ruler Kaloyan. He and his wife Desislava were painted on the walls of the church, and on the opposite wall were the images of the then Bulgarian ruler, King Constantine Assen and his wife Irina.
The image of Saint Ephraim Syrin also awakens the curiosity of the visitors because of his masterful painting. The eyes of the saint follow every guest of the church wherever he is, and the fun is the children. For the first time in the temple is a half-naked woman. For a while, this unique monument will be destroyed. Immediately after the liberation from Ottoman slavery, the villagers from Boyana wanted to destroy the church and build a larger one. The temple saved the second wife of King Ferdinand Eleonora, who so loved the church that she was even buried in her yard.