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With just under one million inhabitants, Sofia is a city with many facets of western Bulgaria. In addition to historical monuments and romantic places welcoming cafe offers animated streets and, not least the architectural splendor of the communist regime. Sophia was already in times past, a road hub of European traders, and this position has kept it at present.

Sofia is among the oldest cities in Europe, for which there is no surprise that boasts numerous historical monuments. In the center stands the church, the Alexander Nevsky, which is actually the largest building of its kind in the Balkans. It was built at the turn of the nineteenth century and twentieth century as a monument of Russian military, who fought in the war of independence of Bulgaria. The lighting of fascinating, richly decorated inside with onyx and alabaster enchants visitors. Part of the underground church and tomb of Alexander Nevsky, known as the Museum of icons, which contains a collection of 300 religious icons.

The oldest Orthodox church in town is the church of St. Sophia, patron saint of the city, which dates from the mid-sixth century. Ten centuries later, the church was rebuilt and turned into a mosque which was destroyed by earthquake in the nineteenth century and then rebuilt again. A UNESCO World Heritage listed and another church in Sofia, that Boyansky Church, which dates from the thirteenth century. The oldest building in the territory of Sofia is the Rotunda of St. George in the fourth century, which is currently hidden in a modern building.
The only mosque preserved on the territory of Sofia is Banya Bash. The creation of Mimar Sinan, who also designed the legendary Blue Mosque in Istanbul dates from the sixteenth century and attracts up to 400 daily Muslim prayers.

In addition to countless churches, Sofia also boasts with a variety of museums, most diverse. The best known is undoubtedly the National Museum of History in Sofia suburb, Boyan. There are exhibits of the history of Bulgaria, including the famous gold Thracian treasure, which dates from the first millennium BC National Museum of Natural History has over a million specimens of animals, plants and minerals. In addition, it arranged an exhibition of live animals. Ivan Vazov's house captivate all lovers of literature. The Bulgarian poet became famous thanks to the novel Under The Yoke, describing the uprising against the Turks in the nineteenth century.

Pride of the town's largest parks is, who really are here in abundance. The best known is undoubtedly the city park, Sofia City Garden. The place is loved by locals and attracts many tourists to relax in dozens of cafes and cozy corners with small fountains. The largest park of Sofia is Freedom Park, where they are located: a skating rink, a zoo and three sports stadiums.

Public baths, sometimes called central tourist deserves tested. Mosaic building was reopened in 1911 and is now divided into City Museum, and the location for hydrotherapy. The open area in front of the baths, you can take water with healing effects, from hot mineral springs.

Not far from town, lies the oldest natural park of Bulgaria, Vitos. It is a popular mall, so locals and tourists. Mountainous area offers enough runs for skiers and equipped tourist routes, is also a target for tourists. Especially in August, here come the faithful pilgrims bound for Deragalevtsi monastery.

Depends on you what version you choose to Sofia. If you do not take into account the recommendations of hotel operators and tourist brochures and you decide to start on the streets, locals like genuine, you know the most beautiful skin. Fairs Sofia, with street musicians, ulicioarele narrow with lots of historical splendor forgotten, small markets and cafes old unforgettable atmosphere, you can only live here and now.



Sofia | With just under one million inhabitants, Sofia is a city with many facets of western Bulgaria. In addition to historical monuments and romantic places welcoming cafe offers animated streets and, not least the architectural splendor of the communist regime

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Hotel Zoo Sofia Ex. Silver Hotel , Sofia

Hotel Zoo Sofia Ex. Silver Hotel

   Score 7.6/10 out of 1 reviews

Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

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Hotel California, Sofia

Hotel California  

   Score 8.6/10 out of 1 reviews

Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

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    Bw Premier Collection City Hotel, Sofia

    Bw Premier Collection City Hotel

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    Hotel Budapest, Sofia

    Hotel Budapest

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    Hotel Central Forum, Sofia

    Hotel Central Forum

       Score 9.1/10 out of 4 reviews

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

    • Full Board  
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      Last booking: 08/02/2022

    Sofia Plaza, Sofia

    Sofia Plaza

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    Hotel City Avenue, Sofia

    Hotel City Avenue

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    Best Western Europe, Sofia

    Best Western Europe

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    Vitosha Park, Sofia

    Vitosha Park

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    • Hotel with parking  
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    Hotel Best Western Lozenetz, Sofia

    Hotel Best Western Lozenetz

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided
    Gloria Palace Hotel, Sofia

    Gloria Palace Hotel

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

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    Gloria Palace Diplomat Hotel Sofia Ex. Holiday Village Diplomat, Sofia

    Gloria Palace Diplomat Hotel Sofia Ex. Holiday Village Diplomat

       Score 9.4/10 out of 1 reviews

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

    • Hotel with outdoor pool  
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    Hotel Rocentro Sofia Ex. Renaissance, Sofia

    Hotel Rocentro Sofia Ex. Renaissance

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
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    Suite Hotel, Sofia

    Suite Hotel  

       Score 9.4/10 out of 1 reviews

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

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    • No transport provided
    Easyhotel Sofia, Sofia

    Easyhotel Sofia

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
    • No transport provided

      Last booking: 08/17/2022

    Hotel Rila, Sofia

    Hotel Rila

       Score 6.6/10 out of 1 reviews

    Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

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      Montecito Hotel, Sofia

      Montecito Hotel

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with parking  
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      Ibis Sofia Airport Hotel, Sofia

      Ibis Sofia Airport Hotel

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
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      Hotel Central Park, Sofia

      Hotel Central Park

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
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      Hotel Crystal Palace, Sofia

      Hotel Crystal Palace

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with parking  
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Festa, Sofia

      Hotel Festa

         Score 9.7/10 out of 1 reviews

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
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      Hotel Hemus, Sofia

      Hotel Hemus

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with parking  
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Hill, Sofia

      Hotel Hill

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Legends, Sofia

      Hotel Legends  

         Score 6.1/10 out of 1 reviews

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
      • No transport provided
      Hotel Lion, Sofia

      Hotel Lion

      Sofia, Sofia Region, Bulgaria

      • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
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      Clients remarks about Sofia


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      Marian, group of friends 09/10/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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      Ecaterina Ionescu, couple 08/14/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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      Petru Csilla Ildiko, couple 06/30/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler

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      eRDELI eDUARD, lonely traveler 05/20/2019DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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      Liliana Stavila, couple 08/31/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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      Claudia Lixăndroiu , family with children 08/16/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

      Oraș frumos, merită vizitat




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      Nellu, group of friends 06/27/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

      Sofia este un oras in care ai ce vizita,ospitalier,cu zone pietonale,restaurante,preturi rezonabile,este frumos,curat,bine ingrijit,dezvoltat si cu mult peste Bucuresti (parerea mea)




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      Erdeli Eduard, lonely traveler 11/20/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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      CORNATEANU SORIN PAUL, couple 09/21/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

      Nu este explicit orarul si modul cum se utilizeaza parcarile publice, si anume de la ce ora la ce ora se poate parca cu plata, cand (si daca) se poate parca si fara plata; cum se poate plati o parcare prin SMS de la un telefon care nu are numar de Bulgaria. Este aceeasi problema mai in toate orasele din Bulgaria




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      Ioana, couple 08/31/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

      Centrul Sofiei f frumos,trebuie neaparat vizitat




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      Cristescu Iuliana, couple 08/08/2017DIRECT BOOKING traveler

      orasul ok




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      ECATERINA IONESCU, couple 08/16/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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      Ovidiu Paun, family with children 08/14/2016DIRECT BOOKING traveler




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