Sofia Things to Do

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  • 1. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

    It was a Friday afternoon, and a group of European Facility Managers made a visit to the Cathedral. I think it was fair to say that most of the delegates were from northern Europe, and were not from...

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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. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Banya Bashi Mosque

    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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  • 7. 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. St....

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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. National Opera and Ballet

    Sofia National Opera, founded in 1890, is the oldest and most prestigious Bulgarian opera theatre. There are many singers, conductors and directors who have contributed the the professional...

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  • 12. 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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  • 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. Parliament

    This large cobbled square takes its name from the National Assembly building on its northern side. This building is home to parliament, on the roof are a row of Grecian-style urns. Above the entrance...

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  • 15. University - Kliment Ohridsky

    University of Sofia Kliment Ohridski is in the most beautiful art of the city - very near the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - and definitely helps to keep up the impression of artistic grandeur. The...

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  • 16. 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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  • 17. Slaveikov Square

    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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  • 18. Boyana Church

    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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. Church of Sveta Petka Samardzhiska

    A few meters away from Sveta Sofia monument you can see a small church that is almost hidden in the avenue as it is partly dug into ground. Church Sveta Petka Samardzhiska (St Petka of the Saddlers )...

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  • 22. Eagles Bridge

    This bridge crossing the River Perlovska marks the spot where Bulgarian prisoners of war, released from Ottoman prisons after liberation in 1878, re-entered the city. The prisoners were nicknamed the...

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  • 23. Church of Sveta Sofia

    Church of Sveta Sofia is the oldest eastern orthodox church in Sofia with a long and rich history. It was built in 6th century (probably during the reign of the byzantine emperor Justinian) on the...

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  • 24. Shopping

    I recommend this place for shopping, having fun and even having a dinner in a restaurant. The Sky City Mall is a place where you can go with your family without doubting if your children will feel...

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  • 25. 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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