It is the oldest post-liberation cultural institute in Bulgaria and the largest public library in the country.
Completed in 1912, it was built in honor of the Russian soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, which resulted in the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire
The church of Saint Sophia is the second oldest church in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, dating from the IV-VI century. The church is located on an ancient necropolis.
The church was built on the site of the Saray mosque, which was destroyed in 1882 after the liberation of Bulgaria by the Russians from the Ottomans.
The city center has a lot to teach
The walk through this area of Sofia is very pleasant, since much of it is pedestrian. While you walk around these monuments you should also look at the yellow “stones” where the downtown traffic passes. According to the legend, they are a gift for the wedding of King Ferdinand, but the facts indicate that they really come from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The walk through this area of Sofia is very pleasant due to the fact that a large part of it is pedestrianized.
Founded in 1904 by the artists of the company Salza y Smyah, it is the oldest and most important theatre in the country. The gardens are one of the most popular meeting points of the city.
The Archeological Museum is the big one of the great one of Bulgaria, thanks and exhibitions, it is one of the meadow centers to popularize the past of the Bulgarian lands of today.
Some of the country’s most important state buildings are located near the plaza, so it was used for official protocol ceremonies and other public appearances, including civil protests.
The church was founded in the fourth century. It is the oldest architectural monument in Sofia and the only preserved building in the city dating from the Roman Empire.
The religious triangle and touching the Jewish quarter
They call it the religious triangle, because at a very small distance there is a mosque, a synagogue and an Orthodox Christian church. This neighbourhood located very close to the center is a place full of establishments with handicraft production. It has some of the most characteristic streets of the Bulgarian capital. The bars offer a very pleasant atmosphere and you can find a restaurant with a traditional cuisine and very accessible prices. The list of restaurants in Sofia.
The church was built in 1863. On April 16, 1925, the cathedral became the scene of one of the most tragic dramas in the history of Bulgaria. A bomb was placed and 193 people were killed.
It is the third largest synagogue in Europe. During the Second World War, Bulgaria was one of the few countries that, despite being allied with Germany, did not export its inhabitants of Jewish origin to concentration centers.
Its original name is Banya Basha Mosque which means “many bathrooms”. Its construction was completed in 1566, during the years when the Ottomans controlled the city.
The building of the current Museum of the History of Sofia were the ancient mineral baths of Sofia. The building itself is a cultural monument of national importance. The museum was inaugurated on September 17, 2015.
A pleasant walk along the main street
Like any other European capital, Sofia has Vitoshka, which is the main street and is full of fashion and souvenir establishments. The bars and restaurants are open until late and the street never runs out of visitors. All the streets that cross it have their secrets. If you walk around here, turn in some of them and have what you will find.
Like any other main street in a capital this is popular for its many shops and boutiques. More and more restaurants and bars that stores, but still, the walk there is very nice. If you want to go shopping, there are at least 7 shopping centers where you can find clothing stores.
In the mid-1970s it was decided that Bulgaria needed a large cultural center. The official inauguration of the National Palace of Culture was held on March 31, 1981 to celebrate the 1300th anniversary of the founding of Bulgaria as a country. Today its facilities
The mountain of Vitosha
The capital of Bulgaria is truly fortunate to have a mountain just a few minutes from the center. In the section “Unknown places” you will find really beautiful places located in the mountain of Vitosha. Do not miss it. The best way to get to these points will be by bus 63 or in your own car. To know the bus route better, check out the applications that we recommend downloading.
It is one of the few fully conserved medieval monuments that have been reached to this day, which demonstrates the important contribution of the Bulgarian monumental art of this period to European level.
The National Museum of History was established on May 5, 1973 and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. You can find exhibitions of Thracian treasures and collections of cultural objects among others.