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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 There you can see some of the out-of-date arms made during the Cold war in the USSR and Bulgaria.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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taxi service

I have travelled with OK Taxi last month and have paid 3 times of that I should have paid! The rates have been displayed on the front window but at the destination the driver said they are only valid...
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Tourist map of the city

It is very hard to find a tourist map of Sofia. It is also hard to get information on tours etc. The tourist information office (which actually is hard to find) can give general information on what is...
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Money Changers

Don't trust the exchange rates published largely on the board with some of the money changers. When you get inside there is a smaller table for the exchange rate that they actually use and you are a...
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Sofia Exchange! Scam for 10-15% of your money!

Beware of the exchange offices on Vitosha Street. They are marked clearly with big red signs "CHANGE" and show a correct exchange rate. However, as you walk in, the rate changes and as you pass the...
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Changing Money

Don't exchange any money in the airport! When I was there in April, 2008 the airport gave me 1.65 on the Euro. The same day, in the bank, I got 1.95 on the Euro!Thanks to Linse,...
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Avoid this currency exchange office

Located close to Sheraton, Happy Bar and grill (corner Stamboliski bld and Vitosha) ..At the front they show official exchange rates. But once you hand over your bills you notice that the difference...
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Hotel prices

If you book via internet be sure to check at least 3-4 different web sites and and least 4-5 hotels.Sometimes - especially on web sites targeting foraigners hotels ask too much ... so, double check...
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Public transport

The Trams are nice, and very cheap. The taxies are cheap too, and is a good option if you don?t know the tram or the bus you have to catch. Sometimes, taxi drivers do not speak english, and you can...
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Driving and parking

As in each big city (although Sofia is not that big) the traffic in Sofia is very very bad... And I am not talking only about traffic jams, which are normal in the peak hours. When driving in Sofia...
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The Icon Shop in the Crypt

In order to go into the Icon Museum in the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral Crypt one should pass trough the Icon Shop.This place, in my opinion, is a typical tourist trap. The icons sold there cost an...
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At the airport

Having looked at other people's tips about Sofia a couple of warnings seemed to be common - don't change money at the airport and be careful about the taxis. A lot of the bureau de change do offer...
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An easy way to Solve most problems !

24 April 04 I think a lot of rubbish has been said about Romanians / Bulgarians and people from the Czech Republic in here because ive been to all three countries and had NO trouble from Pickpockets /...
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Bacillus Bulgaricus

Good food, good wine (and not only), laid back life - after less than a week of that my friend couldn't take any more... Fasting - for months, no music, no dancing, work-work-work 48 hours a day No...
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Taxi drivers

Most of the taxi drivers will charge you a lot of money when they see you are a foreigner.Still I would reccomend you to use cabs then other transportation like busses or tramways. I would advise you...
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1 Boulevard Bulgaria, PO Box 325, Sofia, 1421, Bulgaria
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1 Gurko Street, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
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4 Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
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Solunska Street 30, Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria
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14 Todor Aleksandov Boulevard, Sofia, 1303, Bulgaria
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Top Things to Do in Sofia

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Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

Well worth a visit to this especially when celebrated liturgy. We were there the day of the Holy Spirit and the experience was unique. From a hundred tourists who come and go watching with...
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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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Vitosha

It is the main shopping street and one of the most expensive shopping areas in Sofia, starting from the National Palace of Culture and extends to St. Nedelya Suare. An area just for pedestrians,...
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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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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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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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"Sofia Guide - One of the Oldest Cities in Europe"
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"My home town"
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"First Steps to Explaning Bulgarian Spirit"
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"Sofia - Capital at the foot of Mount Vitosha"
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