The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia has blossomed in popularity since the country joined the European Union. A delightful mix of East and West, it is a change of scenery from the fast-paced scene of many European cities. Its rich and elaborate history of over 7000 years have left a tapestry of architecture, from the 4th century Church of St George to more recent impressive Opera and Ballet building. Amongst the cluster of buildings, immerse yourself into the culture of a city which may be old, but is certainly full of life.
Whatever your beliefs, the religious buildings in and around the city are well worth a visit, especially the beautiful Aleksander Nevski Memorial Church, as well as Boyana Church, a World Heritage site home to the country’s National Museum. If nature is more your thing, the city is full of greenery with plenty of parkland perfect for relaxing in the summer. Its largest park, Borisova Gradina, holds a stadium, pool, tennis courts and cycling tracks to while away an afternoon. Meanwhile, Sofia itself is situated at the foot of Mount Vitosha, a popular hiking spot for those wanting to soak up the countryside with a gentle walk or a more challenging trek. It also proves to be a popular skiing destination in the winter.
To get a taste of life in Sofia, head to the central market where you can have fun bartering for a bargain, or take some time out at a traditional eatery. On an evening, the city offers theatre, dance and music at its various venues. Alternatively, a more recent wave of bars and clubs opened in the city offer a chance to let your hair down and party with the locals. The city offers something for all ages and tastes, meaning that anyone a holiday in Bulgaria will have a great choice of things to do.
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Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is one of the most intriguing European capitals to visit. Buttressed by the Balkan Mountains to the north and Mount Vitosha to the south, it holds many cultural gems for the visitor, as well as being an ideal base from which to visit a mountain spa, cycle and hike in summer, or even ski in winter! Read on for easyJet holidays guide to where to go and what to see.
The city is an eclectic mix of architecture: echoes of the ‘People’s Republic of Bulgaria’ still reverberate in the neo-classical Stalinist architecture, which gives a fascinating insight for Western Europeans of the era of Soviet dominance. However, there are also many beautiful 19th Century Viennese and Russian houses and, along Moscovska Street, visitors can relax in the Art Deco cafés.
Sofia and its inhabitants know how to party.
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