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Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia itself is really vibrant and interesting city to explore with its impressive architectural.From nature walks to mountain hikes, monasteries and historical villages. It is one of the cheapest countries in Europe to visit.

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The most beautiful places in Sofia

Image - Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski
Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski
Esteban:St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral Stauropigial Memorial-Church is an impressive landmark in Sofia. A new Byzantine style and one of the largest Orthodox churches.
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National Palace of Culture
Esteban:NDK, is the largest, multifunctional conference and exhibition centre in south-eastern Europe. It has beautiful gardens and fountains.
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bulevard "Vitosha"
Esteban:It is the main commercial street in the centre of Sofia, with a lot of luxury stores, restaurants and bars.Nowadays the boulevard is free from traffic and it is fantastic to walk through it with all the shops, great cafes with wonderful terraces and good restaurants.
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Cherni Vrah
Esteban:You can see Vitosha Mountain from almost every corner of Sofia, and its 2,290-metre (7,513-feet) Cherni Vrah peak is doable to climb in a day. According to the season, you can ascend most of the way by chair lift or by car.
Image - Regional History Museum - Sofia
Regional History Museum - Sofia
Esteban:It used to be the Central Mineral Bath, while today it houses the Sofia History Museum.It is housed in the magnificent former baths building behind the mosque.
Image - "Ivan Vazov" National Theater
"Ivan Vazov" National Theater
Esteban:The “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre is Bulgaria's biggest theatre, as well as the oldest and most stand out and most imposing theatre in the country
Image - Russian Church "Sveti Nikolay Mirlikiiski"
Russian Church "Sveti Nikolay Mirlikiiski"
Esteban:This is one of the most beautiful churches in Sofia. Officially known as the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, is a Russian Orthodox church in central Sofia.
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Outside of the city

You may want to explore its most remarkable surrounding areas.

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Seven Rila Lakes
Esteban:The 7 Rila Lakes are a spectacular wonder of nature. They are group of 7 glacier lakes situated in different altitudes in the highest mountain in the Balkans. The hike to the lakes begins with a lift to “Rila Lakes” hut. From there it’s a 3-4 hours hike where you pass all the lakes and at the end you reach a peak overlooking all 7 lakes.
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Rila Monastery
Esteban:Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria, is the most gorgeous, peaceful and authentic place in Bulgaria.The architecture of the monastery is really impressive and the monastery itself is worth visiting.
Image - Plovdiv
Esteban:Plovdiv is an exiting city.The old town of Plovdiv is famous with its paved streets, historical houses and mostly with the Ancient Theater.Take a bus or train or rent a car and venture out to explore wineries, rock phenomena, ancient Thracian tombs, the Rose Valley, mountains
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Golden Bridges
Esteban:It is located in Vitosha Mountain, is actually a stone river that “flows” at an altitude of 1500 to 1350m. Zlatnite mostove are large stone blocks, covered by gold lichens, which gave them their name.

Where to stay

Find here the best places to stay in Sofia.

Image - Hotel Marinela Sofia
Hotel Marinela Sofia
Esteban:It is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever since.
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Hotel Aris
Image - Hotel Forum
Hotel Forum

Ski Lovers

Bulgaria’s Sofia is your gateway to three fab ski resorts,where the picturesque snowy slopes are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers alike.

Image - Bansko
Esteban:Bansko ski resort is the best winter resort in Bulgaria with the longest ski runs and the richest cultural history. The town of Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain in the south-western Bulgaria, 160 km from Sofia.Its 16km of uninterrupted ski runs that attract great snow conditions
Image - Borovec
Esteban:Borovets is a modern ski resort located in the Rila mountain. The resort features luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and a good choice of pistes and lifts. Borovets is an Alpine type resort, providing very good conditions for snow sports during the winter
Image - Pamporovo
Esteban:It is the sunniest mountain resort in Europe. Pamporovo boasts on average no less than 270 sunny days a year – making it a great destination for those who love some sun and snow. Its ski runs are ideal for beginners and intermediates and its giant slalom run is sure to test any experts in your group.

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  1. Cathedral Saint Aleksandar Nevski
  2. National Palace of Culture
  3. bulevard "Vitosha"
  4. Cherni Vrah
  5. Regional History Museum - Sofia
  6. "Ivan Vazov" National Theater
  7. Russian Church "Sveti Nikolay Mirlikiiski"
  8. Seven Rila Lakes
  9. Rila Monastery
  10. Plovdiv
  11. Golden Bridges
  12. Hotel Marinela Sofia
  13. Hotel Aris
  14. Hotel Forum
  15. Hotel “Crystal Palace Boutique“
  16. Bansko
  17. Borovec
  18. Pamporovo

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