Sofia Holidays

Settled since pre-historic times, Sofia has been ruled by Byzantines, Ottomans and Russians, and is today the capital of independent Bulgaria. The city takes its name from the Church of St. Sofia, dedicated to the Christian concept of wisdom. Sofia can demonstrate this quality throughout the year, for example during the June Sofia Music Weeks or at ... Read more
its museums and galleries. This city that "grows but doesn't age" isn't all wise woman, however, with some edgy nightlife springing up and green Mt. Vitosha just south of the city (and a great place for short excursions) testifying to a vibrant, young life.
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Sofia reviews

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 8.5
    Foodies
  • 8.3
    Family Travellers
  • 8.1
    Backpackers
  • 7.6
    Nightlife Lovers

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Great city to discover, it has a lot to offer! Excellent value for money choice! History, architecture, nightlife combined!

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Milan

Happy to see many murales in the centre of Sofia. Less happy to feel a chilling air at my arrival at 11.00 on May 21st

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It's a cheap green capital and you can't visit the over 2000m high mountain.

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Local from Sofia

This is a restaurant surrounded by students’ dorms. It is a traditional Bulgarian places. The music they play is Bulgarian Chalga and Folklore music. THere is live music every Friday and Saturday. The parties there are crazy.

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Miami

Sofia is a beautiful little city in Bulgaria and the capital. There are several historic sites and communist architecture and also feels very safe.

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Kharkiv

Interesting location full of kind people and beautiful seesights. Great food

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Pittsford

We really enjoyed our visit to this city. It is very walkable and the people were very friendly. We had good weather so that helped as well. Make sure you see the outdoor markets - very colorful.

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New York City

Sofia which is the highest elevated capital in Europe is one which has some attractive green areas, side streets and impressive buildings. The main pedestrian walkway area buzzes with life all day and into the nights offering lots of cafes and restaurants. Make sure to visit the neo-Byzantine Aleksander Nevski Church which is a memorial to the 200,000 Russians that died for Bulgaria's independence. Also the National Art Gallery, and the open air museum to former Communist leaders is fascinating.

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Abu Dhabi

Capital of Bulgaria, pleasure to visit, incredible history locations, one of the best places for shopping, people are very friendly, great food and much more

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Moss Beach

Sofia is an international capitol with interesting attractions and great food. It can also be inexpensive. Don't worry about the language because most in the tourist business speak English, as do the people under 40.

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