Sofia Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Sofia

  • 1. suburbs

    “Sofia Park” is a new subdivision created in the vicinity of the so-called “Business Park” (creation of the same German company) and in the foot hills of National Park Vitosha - lots of park...

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  • 2. Boyana Village and Church

    This little church from the 13th century in on Unesco's Heritage list. It's interior is decorated with beautiful murals which date bach as far as 1259. You'll only be allowed into the church with a...

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  • 3. mountains

    Sofia lies at the foot of Vitosha mountain. In Winter time you can even ski here. We went to Rila & Plovdiv instead , though this is a great place to spend a day in nature with cable lifts taking...

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  • 4. Kambanite (The bells)

    25 years from the opening of the monument were celebrated this month. The monument was initially called "Flag of peace" monument. It was built back in 1979 and was dedicated to the first so-called...

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  • 5. The Red army monument

    The Soviet Army Monument (Pametnik na Savetskata Armia) was erected in 1954 to commemorate the 10th anniversairy of the Socialist Revolution in Bulgaria as well as the liberation of Bulgaria by the...

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  • 6. Pancharevo lake

    Pancharevo lake is located about 15km south of Sofia on the way to Borovets resort in Rila mountain. The lake is artificial and is 5km long. Many Sofians like to go there in the weekend and just...

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  • 7. A break from the every-day routine

    If you want to give yourself a break, but have no time to go out of town, go to Sofia-land. To those lucky enough to have seen Disney in its American or French versions, the name will be rather...

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  • 8. churches

    You can never see everything there is to see when visiting a city, I know there is so much more for me to explore around Sofia, even though it's where I was born and where I lived a big part of my...

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  • 9. The SYNAGOGUE

    The Sofia Synagogue, which was designed by the architect Grunanger, closely resembles the famous Sepherdic house of prayer in Vienna, which was later demolished by bombs. It was opened for worship in...

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  • 10. Bankya

    Bankya is situated in the foothills of the Lyulin Mountain. The altitude of Bankya is 630-640 m. It is only 17 km away from Sofia. Bankya is a balneotreatment resort and a nice quite town with a...

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  • 11. parks

    This strange structure is a wooden sculpture built a couple of decades ago. Work was still in progress when the sculptor died, and sadly it has just been looped with a bit of barbed wire and...

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  • 12. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

    I personally like this building very much. It's the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry located on Macedonia square and even though it's not around the main points of interest, in my humble opinion...

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  • 13. Iliantzi market (iliantzi)

    I am writing this tip thanks to a helpful VT member - Beograd. In his comment he mentioned about Iliantzi, which is a place I should have defenately mentioned on my page. However as most local people...

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  • 14. Women's Market

    Yes, it is indeed called "Women's Market" - guess who does the shopping in this country :) It has two main "roads" - the right-hand one is for fruits and vegetables and the left one is for clothes,...

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  • 15. Free Sofia Walking Tour

    The free English-language sightseeing walking tour of Bulgaria’s capital. Every day, twice a day - 11 AM & 6 PM. No reservation required. Just show up! Duration...

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  • 16. 10 buildings in Sofia with history

    10 софийски кооперации, в...

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  • 17. on the way to Koprivshitsa

    Your guide should know that there is a waterfall (at a national park) on your way to the preserved town, Koprivshitsa. Take a break, stretch your legs, breath...

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  • 18. War Cemetery

    By accident we got on a number 6 tram thinking we were heading towards Bulgaria Square but in fact heading in the wrong direction. We got off near the end of...

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  • 19. Church of St George the Victorious

    We found the Church of St George the Victorious (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosez) by chance when we were looking for the Indian Restaurant Kohinoor. Unfortunately, I...

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  • 20. National Palace of Culture

    The massive National Palace of Culture (Natsionalen dvorets na kulturata) was opened in 1981 and it is said to be the largest multifunctional complex in...

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  • 21. The Icon Collection

    Beneath Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the "crypt" is the icon museum. This is a collection of icons and only icons. It is peaceful, well lit, well presented....

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  • 22. Poetry on the Walls

    The initial idea was of the Dutch ambassador to 'adopt' a wall in Sofia and to paint on it a poem. The initiative started on July 2004 by painting of So I...

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  • 23. The Cabin

    In the garden in front of NDK, there's the Cabin waiting for you.How it works ? Enter the Cabin, look at the camera and leave your message to the nation.It'll...

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  • 24. Central Graveyard of Sofia

    Central Graveyard of Sofia - Tzentralni Sofiiski Grobishta It's been awhile that I wanted to see the Central Graveyard of Sofia, but was always too lazy or was...

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  • 25. Plodiv

    Plodiv is exactly 1 1/2 hours north of Sofia. Go for the day. My lonely Planet was right- you haven't seen Bulgaria unless you have been to Plovdiv. Be sure to...

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