Sofia is one of Europe’s most ancients cities with history, dating back to over 7000 years.
Today Sofia is a modern and busy capital with many theatres, concert halls, opera house, museums and galleries. The modern boulevards, cozy cafes and restaurants, picturesque markets, numerous parks and gardens complete the image of the city.
The surrounding area of Sofia is rich in natural beauty. The tranquillity and charm of the Vitosha Mountain offers ideal opportunities for hiking in the summer and superb skiing in winter.
Major landmarks in Sofia include the Alexandar Nevski Cathedral with it’s world famous icons and frescoes, The Rotunda of St George – part of a large archeological Roman complex, the Sveta Sofia Basilica, which inspired the city’s coat of arms, as well, as the Boyana Church – a listed UNESCO building with unique Medieval wall paintings.
Other tourist attractions are the Church of Sveta Nedelya, the Banya Bashi Mosque, the Hall covered market and clock tower Synagogue, the National History Museum, the Sveta Petka Samardzhiiska Church, the Russian Church, the Alexandar Battenberg Square, the flea market.
These are just a number of many sights worth to see in Sofia, that make the visitors’ stay unforgettable.
Shopping is a pleasure in Sofia – from shining shops offering designer clothes to small antique shops and private art galleries, as well, as numerous music and book shops.