Popular places to visit in Sofia

National library

It is the oldest post-liberation cultural institute in Bulgaria and the largest public library in the country.

Alexander Nevski Cathedral

Completed in 1912, it was built in honor of the Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, which resulted in the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire.

Santa Sofia church

The church of Saint Sophia is the second oldest church in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, dating from the IV-VI century. The church is located on an ancient necropolis.

St. Nicolas Church

The church was built on the site of the Saray mosque, which was destroyed in 1882 after the liberation of Bulgaria by the Russians from the Ottomans.

Best Places to Visit in Sofia

The walk through this area of Sofia is very pleasant, since much of it is pedestrian. While you walk around these monuments you should also look at the yellow “stones” where the downtown traffic passes. According to the legend, they are a gift for the wedding of King Ferdinand, but the facts indicate that they really come from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The walk through this area of Sofia is very pleasant due to the fact that a large part of it is pedestrianized.

Ivan Vazov National Theatre

Founded in 1904 by the artists of the company Salza y Smyah, it is the oldest and most important theatre in the country. The gardens are one of the most popular meeting points of the city.

Archaeological Museum

The Archeological Museum is the big one of the great one of Bulgaria, thanks and exhibitions, it is one of the meadow centers to popularize the past of the Bulgarian lands of today.

Independence Square

Some of the country’s most important state buildings are located near the plaza, so it was used for official protocol ceremonies and other public appearances, including civil protests.

Saint George Church

The church was founded in the fourth century. It is the oldest architectural monument in Sofia and the only preserved building in the city dating from the Roman Empire.

The religious triangle and touching the Jewish quarter

They call it the religious triangle, because at a very small distance there is a mosque, a synagogue and an Orthodox Christian church. This neighbourhood located very close to the center is a place full of establishments with handicraft production. It has some of the most characteristic streets of the Bulgarian capital. The bars offer a very pleasant atmosphere and you can find a restaurant with a traditional cuisine and very accessible prices. The list of restaurants in Sofia.

Saint Nedelya Church

The church was built in 1863. On April 16, 1925, the cathedral became the scene of one of the most tragic dramas in the history of Bulgaria. A bomb was placed and 193 people were killed.

The Cinegogue

It is the third largest synagogue in Europe. During the Second World War, Bulgaria was one of the few countries that, despite being allied with Germany, did not export its inhabitants of Jewish origin to concentration centers.

Banya Bashi Mosque

Its original name is Banya Basha Mosque which means “many bathrooms”. Its construction was completed in 1566, during the years when the Ottomans controlled the city.

Museum of Sofia

The building of the current Museum of the History of Sofia were the ancient mineral baths of Sofia. The building itself is a cultural monument of national importance. The museum was inaugurated on September 17, 2015.

A pleasant walk along the main street

Like any other European capital, Sofia has Vitoshka, which is the main street and is full of fashion and souvenir establishments. The bars and restaurants are open until late and the street never runs out of visitors. All the streets that cross it have their secrets. If you walk around here, turn in some of them and have what you will find.

Shopping Street Vitoshka

Like any other main street in a capital this is popular for its many shops and boutiques. More and more restaurants and bars that stores, but still, the walk there is very nice. If you want to go shopping, there are at least 7 shopping centers where you can find clothing stores.

National Palace of Culture

In the mid-1970s it was decided that Bulgaria needed a large cultural center. The official inauguration of the National Palace of Culture was held on March 31, 1981 to celebrate the 1300th anniversary of the founding of Bulgaria as a country. Today its facilities

The mountain of Vitosha

The capital of Bulgaria is truly fortunate to have a mountain just a few minutes from the center. In the section “Unknown places” you will find really beautiful places located in the mountain of Vitosha. Do not miss it. The best way to get to these points will be by bus 63 or in your own car. To know the bus route better, check out the applications that we recommend downloading.

Boyana church

It is one of the few fully conserved medieval monuments that have been reached to this day, which demonstrates the important contribution of the Bulgarian monumental art of this period to European level.

National Museum of History

The National Museum of History was established on May 5, 1973 and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. You can find exhibitions of Thracian treasures and collections of cultural objects among others.