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Best free city tours in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Best free city tours in Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia has only recently emerged as a popular holiday destination in Europe. To be honest, we do wonder what took people so long! This most captivating Bulgarian capital boasts a long and illustrious history; first conceived as a Roman Empire hub then passing onto Orthodox hands and finally spending decades under communist rule. The resulting mix of cultures, and mind-boggling architecture, makes Sofia one of the most interesting European cities to visit. The city’s historic centre is compact and pedestrian-friendly and the country also boasts a unique and delicious cuisine, making Sofia a gastronomic destination par excellence. If all this is not enough to convince, keep in mind that the city’s wicked social scene means Sofia is home to super-trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Yet even with all these attractions, there are still plenty of foreigners who’ve never even heard of Bulgaria! Perhaps that’s not such a bad thing after all... Unlike most other European cities, Sofia is never really overrun with tourists, which actually makes it an ideal choice for anyone who wants an interesting and relaxing holiday spot. The lack of any major mass-tourism infrastructure also means that things like organized tours and activities are a little hard ...

Top 3 Day Trips from Sofia

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Top 3 Day Trips from Sofia

The Bulgarian capital of Sofia is fast emerging as one of the most exciting holiday destinations in Europe. While it incessantly strives to compete with more modern and fashionable hubs like Paris and London, Sofia still can’t quite shake off the remnants of its more modest past and recent struggles. Yet it’s this most obvious reminder of a turbulent and long-lived past which makes it so endearing. There’s no denying it: Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and has been occupied by just about every prominent empire known to man. Only here, can you visit a thousand year old church, mosque and synagogue in just a single day. Only here, can you shop for haute-couture fashion next door to a 200 year old artisan’s workshop. When it comes to diversity and full sensory overload, there’s no holiday destination in Europe quite like Sofia. Book your next holiday rental apartment in Sofia when visiting Bulgaria and, if you want to plan a day-trip out of town, simply follow our guide to the top 3 day-trip destinations not to be missed. Rila Monastery Of all the decorated monasteries in Bulgaria, the Rila Monastery, found 120km south of Sofia, is by ...

The Most Important Churches in Sofia, Bulgaria

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The Most Important Churches in Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, the picturesque Bulgarian capital, boasts an enviable mix of churches, mosques and synagogues; all of which reflect the country’s more than turbulent religious past. Through the millennia, the country has passed through Christian, Muslim and Communist hands yet has emerged resplendent in its now independent glory. The country’s fervent pious devotion even surpassed Russian invasion, and a visit to the most beloved churches in Sofia will surely enthral all who are interested in Bulgaria’s religious treasures. Book a central Sofia holiday rental on your next Bulgarian vacation, and if you’d like to visit the most important churches in town, simply follow our guide below. Alexander Nevsky Church Right in the centre of Sofia stands the Alexander Nevsky Church, a colossal tribute to the country’s Christian Orthodox fidelity and a truly jaw dropping architectural marvel. Built to commemorate the fallen comrades of the 1877 Russo-Turkish War, the Nevsky Church inception marked the final liberation of current day Bulgaria from the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Empire. The Church took over a decade to complete, and was funded by public donations. Its namesake is, of course, that of the most beloved 13th century Russian hero Alexander Nevsky. Some of the church’s priceless relics date ...

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