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"Sofia (see itineraries) is chock-full of history and culture, unspoiled coastline, and incredible wildlife and nature exploration."aminearlythereyet.com
"Sofia (visit Sofia itineraries) is the cultural and historic center of Bulgaria and the most important historic buildings and museums are located here."revolvingcompass.com
"Sofia (Sofia in detail) is a city that has a huge amount of history to explore within a weekend!"chasingthedonkey.com
"Sofia (visit Sofia itineraries) is one of the best cities for value shopping on this list, given it shares a border with Turkey."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Sofia (plan Sofia itineraries) is one of Europe's oldest capitals, with a storied history influenced by Greeks, Arabs, Jews and others."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Sofia (more about Sofia itineraries) is a fusion between ancient and modern, historic and contemporary."earthsattractions.com

West Bulgaria

Sofias location

Sofia at a glance

Culture
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Food
Cheap
Mountain
Art
Street Art
Architecture

1,150,000

Population

3-4 nights

Recommended

Moderate (4 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Sofia

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Sofia Airport (SOF)

About Sofia

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria (more about Bulgaria), today carrys the name of St. Sofia. There are only few cities in the world from whose capital centre you can touch the mountain. Situated on a flat territory, surround by Vitosha, Lozenska, Ljulin, Stara planina, Sredna gora mountains, it always has been important road connecting West Europe with Black sea, Aegean sea and Middle East. Like a favourite town of Konstantin The Great emperor (4th c.), who used to say “Serdika is my Rome”, Sofia was administrative center and site of the bishop during the Roman times. For tourists and guests of the city, Sofia (plan Sofia itineraries) offers conditions for mountain tourism and ski, religious tourism, big choice of events, number of sights with European and world wide meaning (Boyana church – a monument under UNESCO aegis).

Things to do

Visitors to Bulgaria tend to head for the mountains or the Black Sea beach resorts. But there are lots of reasons to visit Sofia, Bulgaria (visit Bulgaria itineraries)’s capital city. Sofia was conquered by the Romans around 29 BC, and later became an important administrative centre. And more specialist small museums, like the Museum of Bulgaria (see itineraries)n ...

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Explore the Museums

Explore the Churches and Other Religious Buildings

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Love winter? Yeah, so do we. Quite frankly though I love it the most through the window, while I’m sitting next to a chimney, well-tucked with a warm blanket, steamy hot chocolate in my hand, and a book I can’t put aside. Dreamy, right? Well, unfortunately, we don’t have a chimney and ..

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Drink the coffee…so you can do the things

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Sofia (plan Sofia itineraries) was a surprise. I had a delightful time in Sofia (Sofia itineraries) and the surrounding areas. Here are my recommendations for things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria. The only thing I didn’t like about this place was the chaos at breakfast. All very chill and one of the top things to do in Sofia (plan Sofia itineraries), Bulgaria.

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Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Here’s my selection of a few fun things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria – we went in winter, but these would be fine any time of year. Sofia is one of Europe’s oldest cities, with sweeping boulevards, cobbled streets, and a surprising amount of Roman ruins. Gritty, concrete Soviet architecture sits side-by-side with ornate ...

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Things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria: useful information

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Eat & drink

A Guide to The Best Cafes & Restaurants In Sofia - The Best Restaurants In Sofia - Boom! Burgers seems like a relatively small and quiet city. With its heavy emphasis on brutalist buildings and aging streets, it feels like not much has changed since the days of Communism. But, beneath all of this facade is a beating ...

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White walls were flanked by blue tile and a multi-level build gave it the appearance of an ultra-modern loft, rather than a sandwich shop. This also provided an intimate dining setting where attentive staff behind the counter were quick to answer questions and make recommendations.

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Without a doubt, the tourism and food industries are struggling all over the world right now. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in March, the Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries)n government ordered the closure of all restaurants until further notice – they can only make food deliveries now. Many local businesses are struggling to pay rent, ...

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. than to try the local food, made with fresh ingredients in the best restaurants in town! Here is my personal list of the best restaurants in Sofia. Bulgarian food is known for being fresh and cozy, as if made at home by your Baba. Rich in grilled meat, vegetables, dairy and local spices.

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General

During our recent adventure in the mega-metropolis of Istanbul, TLE checked-in at the Boutique St. Sophia. This is a 26 room property in the heart of the historic Sultanahmet district, the touristy area where most of the city’s historic sights are within walking distance. This hotel defines itself on its friendly ...

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Boutique St. Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey – Review

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My travel guide to Sofiaconsists ofpractical tips for visiting the Bulgaria (Bulgaria itineraries)n capital – from transportation, through where to eat and what to do to weather you will survive as a vegetarian in Sofia. Taxis in Sofia operate in yellow vehicles. If you drive around Sofia (plan Sofia itineraries) and ..

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MoveIt app

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The local language in Sofia is Bulgarian. English is the most common second language spoken, with 25% of Bulgaria (plan Bulgaria itineraries)ns being able to hold a conversation. While English is more common with the younger generation, much of the older population speaks Russia (Russia in detail)n. ...

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I started my walk at the National Palace of Culture. This is the place where people from Sofia gather together for concerts, performances, and various cultural events and this is where I auditioned for the Bulgarian The Voice ? just the day before. Gotta challenge yourself right! From here the views of the square ...

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Vitosha Boulevard

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Itinerary

An architectural ensemble of three Socialist Classicism edifices in central Sofia (more about Sofia), the capital of Bulgaria , from beaches on the Black Sea to ski resorts in the mountains. But in terms of history and culture, the nation’s capital city of Sofia (more about Sofia) is hard to beat. While it does have some of the grit and ..

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The Perfect 2-Day Sofia Itinerary

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This is a rather hidden spot that’s popular amongst people who know where it is and how to get there. Although, it is hidden in plain sight. At the heart of Sofia (see itineraries) is the enormous National Palace of Culture: a huge building in the center of a spacious park that was built during the Communist era.

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Costs

If you want more privacy, are traveling with 2 or more people, or simply want more luxury, check into these affordable private rooms. They are also centrally located in a safer area of town. ...

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Accommodation

Where are you from? Do you know your city? And let me ask you this: which hotel would you stay at, if at any time in the future you have somehow become a tourist in your own town? Because whether you consider it possible or not, this might just happen! I’m a prime example: when I was 16 I claimed I was never going to ...

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Park Inn hotel by Radisson

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. and ending up staying there for 10 days. Perfect location, perfect host, perfect apartment and very affordable. If you haven’t signed up for Airbnb use our link ...

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I stayed at this hotel for three nights and was amazed with the incredible view from my room. Large glass windows opened up for an unencumbered view of both Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. This alone made my stay worth it. For those not staying at the hotel, there is a decent restaurant with an open-air balcony ...

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Seven Hills Hotel

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As with many European cities, the Sofia City Centre is the best tourist area to stay in Sofia (more about Sofia), as this area combines Old Town and modern Sofia. By choosing a hotel in central Sofia, you will have the best museums and attractions at your doorstep. The Eagle Bridge, National Palace of Culture, the National Theater and ..

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Oborishte – Where to stay in Sofia with Family

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Jenski Pazar

Where to stay in Sofia for foodies

Jenski Pazar – Where to stay in Sofia for backpackers

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