Sofia

A modern and youthful capital whose architecture reflects the city's rich history – the city streets are a mix of Orthodox churches, Ottoman mosques and socialist buildings. Another trip back in history is a visit to the Ancient Roman city of Ulpia Serdica. During the day, Sofia offers the best of Bulgarian museums, galleries, spacious parks and markets, and in the evening it comes to life with a lively social life in the town square and in the night clubs.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 4°C
  • Night -4°C
  • Rain 6

A modern and youthful capital whose architecture reflects the city's rich history – the city streets are a mix of Orthodox churches, Ottoman mosques and socialist buildings. Another trip back in history is a visit to the Ancient Roman city of Ulpia Serdica. During the day, Sofia offers the best of Bulgarian museums, galleries, spacious parks and markets, and in the evening it comes to life with a lively social life in the town square and in the night clubs.

Weather averages in December

  • Day 4°C
  • Night -4°C
  • Rain 6

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A Relaxed Modern City

Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, is an elegant city, situated at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain. As in many Eastern European cities, also in Sofia visitors can enjoy a mix of architectural styles, from Ottoman mosques to the orthodox churches with round domes, as well as communist era blocks. During the construction of the metro, the excavation works unveiled the Roman ruins dating back almost two thousand years, when the city was called Serdika. You can see the ruins of the streets, houses, basilica and thermal baths at a partially covered site. 

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is among the most important and attractive buildings in the city. All history lovers, be sure to see the National History Museum, while to see the contemporary history, check out the Museum of Socialist Art. Sofia can offer a lot to its visitors, it is home to the best Bulgarian museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs, all offer great experience at modest prices. Bulgaria is famous for it roses, therefore it is fitting you conclude your visit by purchasing some cosmetic products and gifts of rose essential oil that can be found throughout the city. 

During the construction of the metro, the excavation works unveiled the Roman ruins dating back almost two thousand years, when the city was called Serdika.

The mountain chain Vitosha at the outskirts of Sofia boasts peaks that are more than 2000 above sea level and thus offers great opportunities for hiking, climbing, mountain biking and other winter sports. Popular hiking destinations are the Boyana waterfall and Kopitoto, the TV tower, built in the communist era that offers a magnificent view of the city. At the foot of the Vitosha Mountain there is the Boyana church, built in the 10th century, part of the UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Sofia is also a very green capital, where you can enjoy numerous parks and well-tended gardens. Perhaps the most beautiful among them, in the very centre of the city, is the park of Borisova Gradina.  

Sights in Sofia

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The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

The enormous church, built in memory of the fallen soldiers, is a symbol of Sofia and Bulgaria.

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Boyana Church

The small church dating back to the 13th century is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Church of Saint George

The Early Christian Church of St. George in Sofia is one of the oldest buildings in Bulgaria.

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Central Sofia Market Hall

Sofia's elegant central market is a lively bazaar and a popular tourist attraction.

Airports

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Sofia Airport

Sofia Airport is the main international airport of Bulgaria, located 10 km east of the centre of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital. Transport options from the airport include bus, subway and taxi. A taxi ride to downtown Sofia takes about 20 minutes.

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