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Sofia Retro Bike Tour
"The tour starts at the beginning of the main pedestrian street Vitosha in front of the entrance of the subway station NDK. You will bike towards it and stop in front of the Largo complex. Built in 1950's the three building of the government are typical with their new-classical architecture or Stalinist style. Bike b the complex is representative for the period of late 80's (happy socialism). Then you will go to one of the living quarters which was initially built during the 50's but it was still growing in the 70's and 80's. 15 minutes away from it is our next stop - the monument of the Soviet army. It is the biggest monument in the country of that time and it is still standing right in paintings and news-roll movies making the so called socialist realism in art. The last stop of the tour is the National museum of Military History. There you can see some of the out-of-date arms made during the Cold war in the USSR and Bulgaria. In the p"""The city is the capital of Bulgaria since 1879. Until 1944 the Bulgarian state was developing rapidly and Sofia was smoothly changed from a muddy-street small town into a modern capital city. But in the end of the world war II the Soviet army occupied th
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Pokémon GO Private Tour of Sofia
"In this walking tour you will pass the main tourist sights in the Bulgarian capital. What's more interesting our expert Pokemon guide will show you all the Pokemon Shops and Gyms as well as the places with the highest concentration of interesting game play. These are the highlights of the tour: St. George Rotunda the Administration of the President National Archeological Museum 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque St. Nedelya – old metropolitan church National Theater
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Sofia 2-Hour Walking Tour
"This is a very comprehensive tour of Sofia. The departure is at 11:00 am from a designated meeting point in central Sofia. The highlights of the tour include all of the most prominent sights in Sofia: St. George Rotunda the Administration of the President National Archeological Museum 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque St. Nedelya – old metropolitan church National Theatre former Royal Palace (now housing National Revival Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum)
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If You Want To Take A Peek Inside

Favorite thing The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is definitely one of Bulgaria's most striking buildings. Originally built in 1906 by the Viennese architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner it has been extensively renovated several times. First following a fire in 1923, then again in 1945 after having been seriously damaged by British bombing during WWII and its last facelift was a 100,000 Euro project in 2006.

The building is as attractive inside as it is out but I don't know whether it is open for the public just to wander around or not. If you want a freebie (ish) peek inside then pop up to the loft restaurant Antique for a coffee and take the stairs back down and poke your head round a few corners - you'll be impressed!

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Mar 09, 2010

National Theatre, central park

Favorite thing There is a park in the middle of Sofia with a fountain (as seen here), and apparently it has different flower beds designed to represent different countries.

Anybody might walk through it, but a common sight is groups of old men sitting under trees playing chess. If you have the time to spare stop and watch a while.

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Vitosha Mountain

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