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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 There you can see some of the out-of-date arms made during the Cold war in the USSR and Bulgaria.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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Sofia Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour
"Meet your expert guide and the rest of your small group in central Sofia and set off on your walking tour. Filled with elegant buildings and squares Sofia is a dream to explore. As you stroll discover the main landmarks hear insights about the city’s history and culinary heritage and enjoy three or four food stops to try delicious local specialities.Walk past the stately National Theater and admire the King’s Palace and the Presidency building. Then stop at a cozy cafe popular with the locals. Savor some shopska — a salad made from cucumber tomatoes
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Afternoon Delights in Sofia Tour
"The local guide will show you the beautiful buildings of the National Theater King’s palace Presidency and will lead us to the Art Club which is a favorite place for the locals. Here we will stop for a snack and try the world famous Shopska salad prepared with fresh cucumbers tomatoes
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Church of Sveta Sofia Tips (13)

Impressive and Well Preserved!

The St. Nedelia (Holy Sunday) Cathedral is one of the most visited tourist sites in Sofia and is located in the heart of the city, popular with weddings.While entering I had a feeling of peace. As for...
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greekcypriot
Feb 10, 2016

The Church of St. Sofia Cannot be Missed!

The Temple (a simple red brick church) is considered one of the symbols of Sofia, dating back to the 6th and 7th century when it was the site of Serdica’s necropolis. Beneath it lie several earlier...
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greekcypriot
Feb 09, 2016

Sveta Sofia Church

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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call_me_rhia
Jul 21, 2014

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...
mindcrime
Mar 24, 2012

Church of Sveta Sofia

Sofia's oldest surviving Christian church dates back to the 6th century. It was built on the site of two 4th century churches. During Ottoman rule the church became a mosque. It was abandoned in 1858...
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tim07
Aug 08, 2010

St Sophia

Sophia means wisdom and this church give also the name of the city.Sofia is the oldest eastern orthodox in sofia.It was build during the Byzantine emperor Justinian in the years of 527-565.During the...
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traveloturc
Jul 04, 2006

Sveta Sofia (St. Sophia)

Built in the end of the 5th century - beginning of the 6th century AD over the remains of two older churches - the first dated to 361-363AD, the second - to the beginning of the 5th century. The...
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Childish
May 29, 2006

Sv. Sofia Church

The Sv. Sofia church is certainly not spectacular to look at, but it has a very interesting history. Built in the 6th century it is the second oldest church in Sofia. During the Ottoman occupation it...
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bijo69
Nov 22, 2005

Saint Sofia Church

Saint Sofia Church gave her name to the whole town. She is located on the left side of Alexander Nevski cathedral , and is the oldest Eastern Orthodox church in Sofia >> See Hekate's tip about...
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desert_princess
Nov 08, 2005

Sveta Sofia Church

This city name "Sofia" comes from the name of this church. "Sofia" is from Greek word, "Sophia" meaning "Wisdom". This church was constructed in 6th. century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian, but the...
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toshigiappone
Apr 22, 2005

Tsurkva Sveta Sofia (Church of St Sofia)

Standing next to Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, and looking much more modest, is the red brick Church of St. Sofia, a church that gave its name to the city in the late 14th century.Today, it is the...
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hekate
Oct 06, 2004

St Sofia

This is an early Byzantine church and is found several blocks behind the old party building. As visitors to my pages will see I seem to visit many churches ... but in the height of summer they can...
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Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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Ministry of Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture is probably not high on your list of places to visit in Budapest. Nevertheless, it is probably on your route, and is worth a second look. The building is right next to the...
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Central Sofia Market Hall

The Central Sofia Market Hall is truly work of art. It is designed by Naum Torbov and combines a neo-Renaissance style with neo-Baroque and a touch of neo-Byzantine features. The building has a...
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Banya Bashi Mosque

I believe that this remnant of the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria is the only functioning mosque in Sofia. It dates from the 15th Century and did seem to attract many worshippers. I was planning to visit,...
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Tsentrali Hali Market

Tsentrali Hali - we really liked this indoor market hall. It had some useful shops for snacks, alcohol, souvenirs. There was a pleasant bar downstairs and upstairs there was a very cheap food court...
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Rila Monastery

The Rila Monastery - we booked a car with driver to take us to Rila Monastery. We booked in the Eurolines office in the basement of Sofia Central Train Station. It cost 70 Euros. The car turned out...
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Vitosha Mountain

The city of Sofia lies at the foot of Vitosha Nature Park, the most frequented mountain in Bulgaria which has been turned into a site of education in responsible attitude towards nature due to its...
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