When to visit

Most visitors come during the mild spring (Mar–May). Ski season runs Dec–Apr. Summer is very hot and dry, while winters are very cold, with frequent, heavy snowfall. Important events and holidays include Easter (Mar/Apr, dates vary) and Sofia Music Weeks at the National Palace of Culture (May–Jun), featuring classical-music performances.


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Top spots

1- Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

About: The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria

Address: pl. “Sveti Aleksandar Nevski”, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

2- Boyana Church

About: The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Address: ул. Боянско езеро 3, 1616 Bojana, Sofia, Bulgaria

3- National Historical Museum

About: The National Historical Museum in Sofia is Bulgaria’s largest museum. It was founded on 5 May 1973. A new representative exhibition was opened in the building of the Court of Justice on 2 March 1984, to commemorate the 13th centenary of the Bulgarian state

Address: ul. “Vitoshko lale” 16, 1404 Boyana, Sofia, Bulgaria

Opening hours: From Thursday to Wednesday from 9.30am to 6pm

4- National Palace of Culture

About: The National Palace of Culture, located in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is the largest, multifunctional conference and exhibition centre in south-eastern Europe. It was opened in 1981 in celebration of Bulgaria’s 1300th anniversary.

Address: National Culture Palace, Bulevard “Bulgaria”, 1463 Ndk, Sofia, Bulgaria

Opening Hours: From Thursday to Wednesday from 9am to 7pm

5- “Ivan Vazov” National Theater

About: The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is Bulgaria’s national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the city, with the facade facing the City Garden.

Address:  ul. “Dyakon Ignatiy” 5, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

6- Banya Bashi Mosque

About: Banya Bashi Mosque is a mosque in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Address : bulevard “Knyaginya Maria Luiza” 18, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

7- Church of St. George, Sofia

About: The Church of St George is an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is situated behind the Sheraton Hotel

Address: bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

8- Regional History Museum – Sofia

Address: The Central Mineral Baths is a landmark in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a city known for the mineral springs in the area. It was built in the early 20th century near the former Turkish bath and was used as the city’s public baths until 1986.

Opening Hours: from Thursday to Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm , Monday closed

9- Russian Church, Sofia

About: The Russian Church, officially known as the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, is a Russian Orthodox church in central Sofia, Bulgaria, situated on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard.

Address: bul. “Tsar Osvoboditel” 3, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

10- Borisova gradina

About: Borisova gradina or Knyaz-Borisova gradina is the oldest and best known park in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Its construction and arrangement began in 1884 and it is named after Bulgarian Tsar Boris III. The history of the garden embraces three periods under three renowned gardeners.

Opening hours: Open 24 hours

Need to know

Currency:  Bulgarian

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