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Places to see in Sofia

Places to visit in Sofia, things to do in Sofia Bulgaria

1. Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski

St. Alexander Nevski" cathedral is one of the most significant monuments in Sofia. It was built between 1882 and 1912, in honour of the Russian Tzar Alexander II, referred to as Tsar Osvoboditel,The King Liberator, given this name because his army helped liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878. The cathedral bears the name of the patron saint of the family of the Russian Tzar. The magnificent church is built to the designs of the Russian architect Pomerantsev in Neo Byzantine style, typical for Russia in the the XIX th century.


2. Sofia - surrounding areas

The city of Sofia is situated amid the Sofia Plain which is encircled by the Vitosha, Lyulin and the Plana mountains. All of these mountains and their foothills are worthy of a visit offering hiking, picnicking or just a leisurely walk with a friend.




3. Boyana Church

The Boyana church is situated at the foot of Vitosha mountain not far from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia. In the 11 th century there was a fortification in this area which played a main role in the wars between Byzantium and Bulgaria. The Boyana church contains the most remarkable examples of Bulgarian medieval painting, while at the same time being one of the best preserved and most interesting architectural monuments from the feudal era.



4. National Gallery for Foreign Art

The National Gallery of Foreign Art, opened on November 5, 1985, has established itself as one of the prestigious cultural institutions in the City of Sofia. The newly reconstructed neo-classical building, formerly the old printing house has accommodated the integration of a unique cultural heritage. Sofia, where history and tradition are part of the atmosphere, has developed an image matching her to the other great historic cities of Europe.




5. NDK - the National Palace of Culture

The National Palace of Culture Congress Centre - Sofia is a colossal modern structure incorporating concert halls, exhibition spaces, congress facilities and the Lumiere Cinema. Most major cultural events take place here.




6. St. Sofia Church

St.Sofia is the oldest Eastern Orthodox church in Sofia with a long and fascinating history. It is a recently restored Byzantine church, built on the site of several earlier churches and places of worship dating back to the days when it was the necropolis of the Roman town Serdica (named after the Thracian Serdii tribe who originally inhabited the area).




7. Sofia University St Kliment Ohridsky

The University St. Kliment Ohridski - Sofia was the first school of higher education established in Bulgaria. Its history is an embodiment of centuries of cultural and educational tradition in the country. Organized education in Bulgaria dates back to the 9th century AD. During the period of the National Revival the concept of opening a School of Higher Education was born.



8. National Theatre Ivan Vazov

Built in 1907, its interior was destroyed by fire in 1923, and was restored again six years later. The ornate main hall has an 850 audience capacity. Opposite the theatre, leading into the City Garden, stretches a reflecting pool with fountains and bronze sculpture built in 1976.The most beautiful of all theatres in Sofia boasts 40-metre high façade with six white marble columns depicting Apollo and the muses.


9. Bulgarian wine tasting

Bulgaria is one of the world's largest wine producers. The Bulgarian white and red wines such as Gamza, Dimiat, Pamid, Muscat, Misket, Mavrud and Melnik are well known to connoisseurs. And the Hilton Sofia boasts an excellent selection of quality Bulgarian wines.





10. Clubbing in Sofia

Sofia has an exciting nightlife. Its bars and discos offer facsinating ambience and bargain prices. The Hilton Sofia Concierge team will be happy to guide you through the clubbing scene of the city.





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