Sofia Things to Do

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  • 1. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

    Sofia's real gem - there's no doubt about that - is the stunning gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. What catches one's eye straight away, even from the distance, is the large 45 m high gold-plated...

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  • 2. NDK - National Palace of Culture

    I cant remember why we decided from the city center down to NDK, the truth is that it was very cold that morning, there was still snow on the pavements but it was nice to see the city in action,...

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  • 3. Public Bath

    Sofia area was famous for its mineral springs so it’s no surprise they had public baths since 16th century. Sofia public Mineral Baths (Sofiyska gradska mineralna banya ) was built in 1908 on the...

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  • 4. Vitosha

    Vitosha is a mountain and its very near to the city. This is accepted as natural advantage to have your ski resorts so near to the city like it is in Bursa ( in Turkiye) Mt. Cherni Vrah (The Black...

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  • 5. Banya Bashi Mosque

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Banya Bashi Mosque (literally "many baths") was built over natural thermal spas and named after the neighbouring Central Baths. The mosque was completed in 1576 and is therefore one of the...

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  • 6. Statue of Saint Sofia

    The 21 m high Statue of St. Sofia (Statuya na Sveta Sofia) was erected in 2000 on a site which was once occupied by a Lenin statue. It was designed by the Bulgarian sculptor George Chapkanov. The...

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  • 7. National Theater

    This is my favourite building here in Sofia. Architecture is very nice and can catch a play/musical if you have an inkling to experience Bulgarian theatre. The area immediately surrounding has several...

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  • 8. Parliament

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The National Assembly of Bulgaria, established in 1879 is the seat of the country's parliament. it is another of the city's great buildings, both in terms of architecture and historic significance....

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  • 9. Church of Sveta Nedelya

    Sveta Nedelya is an eastern orthodox cathedral. Nedelya means Sunday , so the name must be from Saint Sunday, a christian martyr of the 3rd Century, but some others claim that it has to do with the...

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  • 10. Russian Church

    The church is small and ornate, with five onion domes. There was renovation work taking place when I visited, however it was very busy. Many of the worshippers were quite young. The sarcophagus of...

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  • 11. National Opera and Ballet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The National Opera and Ballet is an imposing building hidden in a side-street of the center. The building was established in 1953. The acoustic is perfect and - especially if you are not an opera...

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  • 12. Halite Market

    I love visiting open air markets in every city but in late February with freezing temperatures and snow all over it was much better to visit the Central Market of Sofia. In Central Market...

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  • 13. St Georges Rotunda

    The church was built by the Romans in the 4th Century. It is one of the oldest preserved buildings in the city. The church is famous for it's three layers of frescoes which date back to the 10th...

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  • 14. Archeological Museum

    National Archeological Museum is housed on former Buyuk Mosque(Big Mosque that dates from 1494!). The collection goes from prehistoric to medieval times. Not very big in size for such a museum I had...

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  • 15. Sinagoga

    Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga) is one of the biggest synagogues in Europe, actually the second largest Sephardic (spanish-jewish) synagogue in Europe. Most of the jewish that...

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  • 16. Slaveikov Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    You can find there not only the newest books but also antique books, text books, second hand books, etc. You may sit on the bench next to two of the most famous Bulgarian authors Petko Slavejkov and...

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  • 17. Monument of the Red Army

    Soviet Statues - maybe I'm a bit of a Commie at heart but I love all the Soviet style monuments. In Sofia the Red Army Monument in the Soviet Army Park was interesting. It was built in by the...

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  • 18. King's Palace

    There is a representative exhibition of works - paintings and sculptures from Bulgarian authors and others, for example Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Mrkvcka, Ivan Lazarov, etc. There are labels in Bulgarian...

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  • 19. University - Kliment Ohridsky

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the city's most imposing buildings is “St. Kliment Ohridski” university, which translates into St. Clement of Ohrid University - though it is better known - simply - as Sofia University....

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  • 20. Shopping

    Central Universal Shop has changed since my visit just after the Soviet era and i believe that it is now a shopping mall where entrepreneurs rent small shops for their goods, including many western...

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  • 21. Church of Sveta Sofia

    Saint Sofia Church (or „Sveta Sofia“) is the second oldest church in the city, as well as the one which gave the city its name it is located in a reddish building slightly hidden behind some trees and...

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  • 22. Boyana Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    It's an unassuming 11th- and 13th-century building surrounded by lush vegetation, but UNESCO-listed Boyana Church evokes awe in art historians who struggle to explain how the three-dimensional facial...

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  • 23. National Museum of History

    Built by the Communist dictator Todor Zhivkov, the building alone is worth the journey: A fabulous brooding presence at the foot of Vitosha, the "Palace" (it has no bedrooms; only huge entrance areas...

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  • 24. National Art Gallery

    The National Art Gallery, located in a long yellow building right in the city center, showcases over 50,000 pieces of Bulgarian art. Even if you are not a fan of Bulgarian art, you should take a quick...

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  • 25. Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

    The Monument to the Unknown Soldier is located right on front of the Christina Church of St Sophia and - as the name suggests - it commemorates all those Bulgarian soldiers who died in wars. The...

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