Sofia

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Sofia is the capital of and the largest city in Bulgaria. It is located in Western Bulgaria, at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain, and is the administrative, industrial, transport, and educational centre of the country. Sofia's name derives from the Greek word for “wisdom”. Sofia is located next to the northern slope of the Vitosha Mountain, in the surrounded by mountains Sofia field (Stara Planina, Sredna Gora, Lyulin, Lozen Mountain). Four mountain passes lead to the city: Vladaiski, Dragomanski, Petrohanski, and Botevgradski. Back in ancient times, important roads passed through them that connected the Adriatic and Central Europe with the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Middle East. Thanks to its central location on the Balkans, Sofia was a large city in the past, too. Several shallow rivers run through Sofia the largest of which are Vladayska and Perlovska. Near the eastern residential districts, the Iskar River flows, though not large and deep in this segment of its. Since antiquity, Sofia has been known for its numerous mineral and thermal springs (15 fields with total mineral water capacity of 130 l / sec.) and in the last 60 years, ponds and dams have been built. Sofia has a total area of 1,311 sq. km located at an altitude of 550 metres.

The pedestrian walk around Sofia includes the most significant sites in the city in the following sequence: - St. Cyril and St. Methodius National Library;
- St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia;
- National Academy of Arts;
- Alexander Nevsky Square and Alexander Nevsky Memorial Temple;
- St. Sofia Church;
- Monument of Tsar Samuil;
- Monument of the Unknown Soldier;
- Memorial of Ivan Vazov;
- Russian Church;
- Former Royal Palace (National Art Gallery, National Museum of Ethnography);
- Administrative centre of the capital (Battenberg Square, Bulgarian National Bank, the Council of Ministers, and the Presidency);
- National Archaeological Museum;
- St. George Rotunda Church;
- St. Petka Medieval Church;
- Ivan Vazov National Theatre;
- National Palace of Culture.

Price 45 EUR (90lv.) per person

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  • - Transport
  • - Guide

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  • - Museum fees

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