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Things to Do in Sofia

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  • Suncroftman
    Canterbury, UK161 contributions
    It’s a strange one this review because religious buildings are all the same. They are ornate, elaborate and in many instances a display of wealth. However, this is not so much in the same league. It’s very dark inside and hard to get a true sense of all the art work. It would definitely benefit from some additional lighting. I think it actually looks better from the outside than inside. Just my view but you should have a look when you’re here.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • minanabil77
    Alexandria, Egypt570 contributions
    A must do when in Sofia is to go to Vitosha mountain, it surrounds Sofia from the south and overlooks it, you can take the metro Vitosha line or the tram no 10 Vitosha line to the end station and then get the bus no 66 to the top of the mountain directly with an amazing ride in-between the trees till the snowy top, enjoy the fresh air and the charming views.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Urius
    Vilnius, Lithuania764 contributions
    Fun little church right in the center, no need to go out of the way to see it. Well maintained, very vivid colors there, good for photos.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Linda S
    Beckenham, UK154 contributions
    If it was in another country I might only flag this as average but in Sofia itself it is a good place to hang out, sit in one of the many cafes/bars and people watch. We tried a couple of the restaurants along this boulevard either for lunch or evening meal and generally the service is okay; you need to ask for your food to be hot as the locals prefer to eat their food 'cool' as we found out, and try to find somewhere you can avoid the smoking as it's quite constant. Service is not great and reading reviews we found out it is quite well known for poor service compared to what you might be used to but if you're not in a hurry then stop by here. It is quite 'buzzy' in the evenings but we actually preferred an area at the far end of Vitosha Boulevard (if you are walking from the National Palace of Culture) which is near the Oborishte neighbourhood (and the Rila Hotel) where they have some lovely bars and restaurants and the more affluent locals seem to frequent. This side of the centre is where some of the cultural points of interest are too.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Linda S
    3 contributions
    This was a beautiful church. You can also go inside although visit would be quite short as the church is not large; we didn't as our 15 year old would be bored. Lovely to visit though and sit outside admiring it and nice morning out away from the city itself.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Lindy020
    Saudi Arabia83 contributions
    A service was in progress when I entered as a tourist and the sight of it took my breath away. There was color and light everywhere. If I'd knows, I'd have shown up earlier for the whole service!
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • James B
    1 contribution
    Walking up to this mountain is a feat in itself. I was alone and fell over once and tripped a number of times. It is best to go with more than one person! I am physically fit but going up this hill really tired me out a lot I nearly gave up! It is extremely beautiful but if you are old and not good with mobility please do not go up to this waterfall it is very dangerous walking up!!
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • minanabil77
    Alexandria, Egypt570 contributions
    A small church but very attractive, very important from a historical point of view, easily reached and worth a visit if you like history
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • pammm
    Sofia, Bulgaria1 contribution
    Since it is winter, we were looking for a nice place to enjoy a Sunday trip
    its very nice With all the tanks and planes outside ,the building has 4 floors with a few rooms where you can See different artifacts

    The employees are very nice and guide you three the rooms with an intro about the collections

    We really enjoyed our visit
    Written 23 January 2022
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  • minanabil77
    Alexandria, Egypt570 contributions
    perfect architecture indeed, specially the façade, one of the most important landmarks of Sofia, with a very pleasant park surrounding, the park itself is very relaxing and worth a while to sit and enjoy
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • JAYNECBG
    London, UK16 contributions
    This museum is absolutely brilliant. Far far better than we could have imagined. Some of the exhibits are awe inspiring. World class artefacts. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,513 contributions
    I walked through this massive park on a Sunday and it was packed. It's good to see the locals out enjoying life. It's a nice park with plenty of activities you can partake in.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Lindy020
    Saudi Arabia83 contributions
    This church has a tiny nave, but it is a nice place to sit and consider the life of Saint George. The ruins in the back are worth walking through. The ruins serve a double function as a place that people go to talk or just sit for awhile. I highly recommend stopping by.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Flask
    Leeds3 contributions
    This museum houses many beautiful artefacts from Bulgaria's fascinating history, and context is provided by copious written introductions to each section / era. The building itself (late Eastern Bloc brutalist?) is worth a visit in itself, but as it sits at the foot of gorgeous Vitosha mountain it's outside the centre of Sofia. My one negative would be that staff on duty followed my group very closely and stared at us for the duration of our visit. A very uncomfortable experience. Also, the exhibitions were largely silent on Bulgarian involvement in WW2. But this doesn't distract from an interesting museum in a beautiful building.
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,375 contributions
    Built during socialism, it is the largest congress center in Southeast Europe. It is now used mainly for cultural events. The building is very interesting and the place is always very lively.
    Written 6 November 2020
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