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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

St Alexandar Nevski Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral, one of the symbols of Sofia and Bulgarian state. Alexander Nevksy Cathedral serves as a residence for the Patriarch of Bulgaria. The Cathedral dates back to 20th century.It is one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals all over world. A must do on your Sofia trip's visit list!

Vitosha Boulevard

Vitosha Boulevard is the main shopping street of Bulgarian capital, Sofia. It suggests 200 retail outlets. Emporio Armani, Zegna, Hilfiger, Boss, Versace and many more are among the available. It is considered an expensive shopping are. Plan your Bulgarian shopping experience at Vitoshka with us.

Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

St Nikolas or Sveti Nikolai is a Russian Orthodox church that stands in Sofia since 1882. The church stands on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard. It bears the name Nicholas Second of Russia. The emperor himself gifted the bells of the church.

Boyana Church

Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox Church dating back to early 10th century. It is an amazing and rare example of eastern European medieval art. The church features 90 amazing frescos that are among the very finest examples of Bulgarian medieval art in the world. Boyana is the UNESCO’s World Heritage list and under protection.

The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi)

The Rotunda of St George is a 4th century church, believed to be the oldest building in Sofia. The rare red brick monument stands in between ruins of Roman buildings. The architecture of the church is surprisingly well preserved. The highlights of its architecture are the frescoes.

Vitosha Mountain

Vitosha is a volcanic mountain that symbolizes Sofia, Bulgarian capital. It is a volcanic mountain proudly overlooking Sofia. It is seen from almost anywhere in Sofia. Vitosha is a popular site among locals and foreigners for hiking, skiing and mountain climbing.Its highest point is the Black Peak, it reaches 2290 meters.

Saint Sofia Church

The Saint Sofia Church, locally known as Sveta Sofia, dates back to 6th century. It is the second oldest preserved church in the capital of Bulgaria. It is as old as Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Saint Sofia Church is a valuable example of Early Christian architecture.

Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

The Sofia Synagogue is the third largest functioning synagogue all over Europe. It is one of the two active in Bulgaria: the other one is in Plovdiv. It officially opened in 1909. Since then the synagogue serves the Jewish community of Sofia.

Monument to the Deity All-Holy Sofia

The Statue of Sveta Sofia is a sculpture dedicated to the saint. It that stands in Sofia, Bulgaria since 2000 at the place where once Lenin's statue used to be. The bronze and cooper statue symbolizes power, wisdom and fame.

National Institute of Archaeology with Museum

The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum is Bulgaria's archaeological museum that stands in the center of Sofia. The biggest and oldest Ottoman mosque preserved in Sofia served as premises for the museum. It studies and represents the culture of groups of peoples that have lived in the present day Bulgaria territory from the ancient times till the 18th century.

Saint Nedelja Church

St Nedelya Church is an eastern Orthodox church located in Sofia. The church's building is a touristic architectural attraction. The history of the cathedral dates back as early as 10th century. Some fine frescoes decorate the interiors of the church.

Museum of Socialist Art

The Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia is rare in its type. It represents the soviet era history of Bulgaria. In 2011 when the museum opened up, its name was to be "Museum of Totalitarian Art" rather than Socialist. It is branch of National Art Gallery. The museum's collection includes paintings, films, statues of different sizes.

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