Sofia

Sofia is the largest city and the capital of Bulgaria. The city was founded on the slopes of Mount Vitosha and is a major transportation, administrative, cultural and commercial centre of the country. The Bulgarian capital is a cosmopolitan town with a historic center, which includes unmatched architectural beauty, cathedrals, Ottoman mosques, synagogues, monuments of socialist realism and overgrown areas. Sofia managed to overcome the recent Communist past and now rivals the most popular tourist destinations.

Attractions

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a magnificent temple, one of the largest in Europe, which was constructed in memory of soldiers who lost their lives during the Russian and Turkey war, led the country to freedom. The Cathedral is created with new-Byzantine style architecture and is a registered trademark of the city. The exterior of the temple is highly impressive, while the dome is covered with gold and reaches 45 meters. The Temple also has 12 bells and a bell tower height of 50 meters. The surrounding area includes a crypt, where hosted the ancient collection of Bulgarian art.

Boyana Church: Τhe Church is considered the top religious monument of medieval art and included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. The temple was built in the 10th century and consists of 3 buildings, which were built in succession. Of particular interest is the second church, the murals are the most important works of art.

Vitosha National Park: Vitosha Mountain is considered the lung of Sofia and the most famous and beloved destination, both of the city's residents and foreign visitors. There is also the National Park, with infrastructure for too many activities in a verdant landscape. The Term is worth visiting, the farther the monastery Dragalevtzi cave.

Museums

National Archeological Museum: The Museum is hosted in a mosque of 1899 and includes collections and priceless artifacts from Roman times, the Neolithic era, such as murals, mosaics and much more.

Royal Palace: This building was the home of the Royal family and has a huge history of Ottoman times. On the premises of the National Gallery, with amazing works of Bulgarian art of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the ethnographic museum, with traditional everyday objects, photographs and clothes of the country.

Move

Τhe city has a complete and organized urban transport network, including buses, trolley buses, trams, subway lines and the main railway hub.

Hotels

Ιn Sofia you will find from hostels to luxury hotels, with incredible amenities. Choose between whether you prefer something in the Center or more outside the city and a cash amount that you would like to make.

Fun

Start your navigation in the city from the historic center of the country, which includes all the historical monuments. Don't miss to watch a ballet or Opera performance, and Sofia is famous for its artistic and cultural this piece.  Throughout the city you will find quite a bar to enjoy your drink and local music scenes with sounds of traditional music. The Central Vitosha Boulevard, compiles the most interesting restaurants, café and bar in the city.

Flavors

Bulgarian cuisine includes a lot of meat, sausages, pork, local hard yellow cheese and many freshwater fish. The city has countless Bulgarian restaurants and restaurants with all the flavors of the world.

Shopping Guide

he central market of the city, is housed in a magnificent building of 1911, with traditional items, fresh fruit, vegetables and many other local products. The most commercial street of the city is Vitosha Boulevard, filled with shops of famous fashion brands. In the square the City Garden, you will find Aleksandar on a daily basis a grand bargain with antiques and many traditional objects. Leaving you, take along a bottle of rakia, which has amazing taste and is something like raki without anise, jam from rose and handmade soaps.

 

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