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Visit Sofia

If you love visiting capital cities, then Sofia must be at the top of your list. For several years, it has been at or near the top of the most affordable European capitals to visit. Not only does a visit here put you halfway between the Adriatic and Baltic Seas, but you’re also at the foot of Vitosha Mountain.

Sofia has more than 7,000 years of continuous inhabitation, which makes it the second oldest city in Europe. As it motto suggests, it is a community that grows, but does not age.

You can explore a modern cityscape, enjoy the numerous green areas, explore ancient sites, or get outside the city and enjoy what nature can offer you. There are 4 primary parks to enjoy in Sofia, along with the extensive Vitosha Nature Park, which is the oldest national park in the Balkans.

One stop that must be on every itinerary is the St. George Rotunda. This 4th century masterpiece is the oldest building in the city and contains the walls of the ancient Serdica fortress and part of the Amphitheater of Serdica.

Sofia is also a unique contrast in architectural style. You’ll find Baroque Revival influences, neo-Gothic buildings, and the stark equality of Socialist-era housing sitting side-by-side.

Be sure to explore the interior of Saint Sofia Church and the exterior of the Russian church as part of your exploration.

Sofia is one of those communities that has something to offer everyone. Make your way here and you’ll find it to be a wonderful destination.

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Sofia, Airport

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Dentist in Sofia

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Local currency and exchange rates

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BGN - Bulgarian Lev
EUR
1,9563
GBP
2,1094
SEK
0,1830
NOK
0,1967
DKK
0,2621

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Sofia
clear sky
21.9 ° C
30 °
12.2 °
27 %
4.6kmh
0 %
ons
20 °
tors
29 °
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28 °
lør
29 °
søn
29 °

Visit Bulgaria

Bulgaria provides you access to the western side of the Black Sea. You’ll find incredible beaches waiting for you there, beautiful churches to explore, and fantastic trekking opportunities. Winter sports are easily accessible thanks to its location in the Balkans as well, which means a visit to this nation can be tempting all year long.

Each region offers a different opportunity to enjoy Bulgaria.

Popular resort areas, such as Golden Sands or Sunny Beach, bring out the full potential of the coastal areas along the Black Sea. Ancient communities like Sozopol and Nesebar introduce you to the authentic culture that this country offers. You can also explore communities like Rousse or Lovech, near the Danube River, and the picturesque vistas that can be found there.

If you’ve never visited Bulgaria before, plan to spend some time in the area around the Maritsa River. This region contains many sites from Thrace, with several of them listed as world heritage sites. One of the world’s oldest cities, Plovdiv, has had evidence of habitation that dates back over 8,000 years. You can explore to your heart’s content.

You’ll find numerous outdoor opportunities to explore thanks to Rila National Park, Nature Park Bulgarka, and Central Balkan National Park. Whether you prefer the mountains, the beach, or a little of both, there is something for you to be found here.

From skiing to snorkeling, diving to beautiful drives lined with ancient castles, Bulgaria is one of Europe’s exotic treasures. Beautiful landscapes, quiet lakes, and the whispers of history await your arrival.