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One of Europe’s oldest cities - founded some 7000 years ago – Sofia is located on the edge of the Sofia Basin, at the foot of the Vitosha Range.

The city acquired its name from the 6th century Church of St. Sofia. Sofia’s main tourist attractions are generally concentrated in a narrow section of the inner city, which can be comfortably traversed on foot.

The city’s historic monuments faithfully reflect the mixture of Roman, Turkish, Byzantine and Bulgarian cultures to which it was exposed over the hundreds of years. 

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Of the monuments dating from the Roman period, the most widely known one is the Saint George Church. The Banya Bashi Mosque, built in the 16th century, is a reminder of the period of Ottoman rule. Sofia’s most famous attraction is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral built in the early 20th century.

Central Mosque, Sofia
Central Mosque, Sofia


Situated not far from the city, the Boyana Church, which is one of the best preserved medieval buildings, has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Vitosha Range, to the south of Sofia, is a favourite hiking area in summer and a popular ski resort in winter.

Rotunda of St. George Church, Sofia
Rotunda of St. George Church, Sofia


Sofia Accommodation

Hotels, hostels, pensions, rooms in Sofia 

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ImageAccommodation Repos Sofia, Bulgaria

ImageAllabin apartments Sofia, Bulgaria
We offer two recently renovated and designed flats, complied with our.... More Info

ImageApartment Marina Sofia, Bulgaria
Brand new luxury apartment on the 1st floor, quietly place, consisting of one bedroom with a queen sized bed, cable TV-60 channels, More Info

ImageArt Hostel- Sofia, Bulgaria
The Guardian: The Art Hostel is as much a cultural hub as it is a bed for the night. With a Parisian mentality and a Russian thirst for liquor, this is a base for the confused protagonists of Sofia's subculture. More Info

ImageAttick View Apartment Sofia, Bulgaria

ImageBe My Guest Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
Be My Guest Hostel is located in the very central part of Sofia and that means you have easy access to everything our city has to offer. More Info

ImageDimitar Altanov Sofia, Bulgaria
Private rooms in Sofia city center. We have kithen, fridge, washing-machine, internet, cabel TV. More Info

ImageDimitrova Apartments Sofia, Bulgaria
A 2 bed room apartment in a secure building with private entrance, private shower and toilet, fridge, satelite TV-60 channels, free telephone - incoming and local calls,pick up service, sightseeing, taxi service, transfer. More Info

ImageDimitrova Hostel & Apartments Sofia, Bulgaria
The hostel is within a 5 min walk of the central train station & International bus station of Sofia More Info

ImageDospat Apartment Sofia, Bulgaria
Spacious and light apartment located on a quiet street in central Sofia. The apartment is situated in a newly built building close to Rodina Hotel... More Info

ImageDream House Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
Occupying an enviable spot in the heart of the city, these vibrant 3-star serviced apartments present the More Info

ImageHoliday Village Diplomat Sofia, Bulgaria
Diplomatic club ' Gloria Palace ' is a complex for sport and recreation... More Info

ImageHostel Informa Sofia, Bulgaria

ImageHostel Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria

ImageHostel Sofiaguest Sofia, Bulgaria
Located in the very city center of the capital of Bulgaria,offers secure, clean and affordable accommodation in our 6 newly renovated rooms with a total capacity of 37 beds. More Info

ImageHotel Pop Bogomil Sofia, Bulgaria
This is a small family bed and breakfast hotel situated in a quiet street in the central part of Sofia. We have 10 double rooms, each of them with a different interior with distinct individuality. More Info

ImageInternet Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
The Internet Hostel is located in the heart of Sofia close to bars & restaurants & has mixed dorms... More Info

ImageKervan Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
Kervan Hostel is a cosy hostel located in the quiet, old part of the city center. More Info

ImageLK Flat Sofia, Bulgaria
LK Flat is a cozy apartment in the centre of Sofia in Luben on the first floor in a quiet inner yard, close to the famous Palace of Culture More Info

ImageMostel Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
Stay in the heart of Sofia at the city's cheapest and most comfortable hostel! 'BEST SMALL HOSTEL" 2006 by Hostelworld customers has a unique setup in a totally renovated 19th More Info

ImageNew Design Sofia, Bulgaria
We offer you double rooms in our guesthouse in Sofia center near to places of interests, bars, restaurants, shops etc. Free pick up from train and bus stations or airport if pre-arranged. More Info

ImageNightingale Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
The best location! The best prices! The best staff! More Info

ImageOrient Express Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
The hostel is located in the heart of the city center - in the best bar, restaurant and shopping area, the main shopping "Vitosha" blvd. More Info

ImagePatriarch Evtimii Apartment Sofia, Bulgaria
Patriarch Evtimii Apartment is situated in the heart of Sofia City on one of the city's most beautiful streets... More Info

ImagePetar Beron Apartment Sofia, Bulgaria
The advantage of this apartment is its location - a central and in the same time extremely quiet place on Petar Beron Str. which is one minute walking distance from the National Palace of Culture... More Info

ImageQuiet Apartment in Central Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
We rent our full equipped luxurious apartment in the best central location in Sofia Bulgaria (52 qm). It has two rooms, kitchen, and bathroom with shower and is ideal for 2 adults More Info

ImageRed Bed and Breakfast Sofia, Bulgaria
We offer single and double rooms in the Red House B&B. The Red House is a building in the centre of Sofia that used to be the home of the Bulgarian sculptor Andrey Nikolov. More Info

ImageRed Star Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
Red Star hostel is in the most beautiful architectural part of the city centre, in an area full of bars and restaurants... More Info

ImageRossi Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
Rossi Hostel is the perfect place to stay for an unforgettable trip to Sofia. We are centrally located More Info

ImageRusida Sofia, Bulgaria
Rusida offers you low cost accommodation in the centre of Sofia. Our rooms are basic but comfortable, clean and of good quality. More Info

ImageSalova Guesthouse Sofia, Bulgaria
Located in a big old building a couple of minutes away from the main pedestrian street and is right in the centre of the city, the guest house is a perfect place for tourists who prefer a cheap, quiet and clean accomodation. More Info

ImageSmokin Pig Sofia, Bulgaria
The Smokin Pig hostel is Sofia's newest edition on the hostel scene and is fully decorated to Western Standard and is Irish owned and run. More Info

ImageSofia Garden B&B Sofia, Bulgaria
A spacious high ceiling old styled Bulgarian guesthouse with a terrace overlooking a typical Sofia backyard garden in the center of the city. More Info

ImageSofia Intersof Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria

ImageStudio Centre Rent Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
One room studio apartment 32 m2 in the centre of city Sofia full furnished kitchen, books, central heater, cable TV, internet, bed tabl More Info

ImageStudio Oboriste Sofia, Bulgaria
The studio is situated near the city centre, close to the 'St. Alexander Newski' cathedral and the Parliament... More Info

ImageTemGer - M Sofia, Bulgaria
Run by a nice family, the hostel is situated near downtown Sofia, Bulgaria's capital... More Info

ImageThe Rooms Sofia, Bulgaria
The Rooms hostel is located in the centre of Sofia. It is in a quiet street between two of the biggest main street... More Info

ImageTS Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
We are perfectly located in the centre of Sofia, a beautiful city, near the railway station... More Inf

ImageTzar Asen Sofia, Bulgaria
Hotel Tzar Asen is placed in the ideal center of Sofia, Bulgaria... More Info

ImageVeny Rooms Sofia, Bulgaria
Veny Rooms is situated in downtown Sofia and is only 10 meters from the famous shopping Pirotska St... More Info

ImageView Apartment Studio Sofia, Bulgaria
View Apartment Studio is the best alternative to expensive hotel accommodation in Sofia... More Info

ImageVIP Apart Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
VIP Apart is a short/long term rental hotel apartment in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. More Info

ImageVitosha Hostel Sofia, Bulgaria
Vitosha Hostel is located in the very heart of Sofia. It is on the corner of the main boulevard of Vitosha and Solunska street. More Info

ImageVitosha Studio Sofia, Bulgaria
This is a modern completely furnished studio, situated on the most famous central street of the city... More Info

 

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
 


Popular destinations in Bulgaria

Also known as the “Maritime Capital”, Varna, with its beaches, sights and programmes, is one of the favourite holiday resorts on the Black Sea. Many tourists are attracted by the new resorts established nearby, such as Albena, and the zone of development known as “Golden Sands”.

One of (if not) the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo - situated approximately midway between Sofia and Varna - forms a picturesque setting on the hilltops, within a bend of the Jantra River.

Nessebar town is one of the major cultural heritage destinations along the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. Its Old Town was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. Beside the cultural attractions, Nessebar is also a popular sea resort, attracting holidaymakers and tourists with its two beaches, near the new town.

The old part of Plovdiv, with its winding, cobble-stone streets, is best explored by roaming around it on foot. Its decorative 18th-19th century buildings bear the stamp of a typically Balkan style of architecture; mostly renovated, some function as museums or galleries.

Sozopol is situated on a small picturesque rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, in the southern part of the Burgas Bay, 30 km south of Burgas. Sozopol is a very popular sea resort, in the town there are two long sandy beaches: the Central beach and the Harmani beach.

Burgas is considered to be the centre of the southern section of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, and is its number one harbour. Although its historic and cultural sights cannot compete with those of its rival, Varna, being less crowded in the summer months, with its cafés and restaurants it can offer a pleasant venue for switching-off.

Located in the northwestern Rila Mountains, about 120 km south of Sofia, Rila Monastery is the largest and most known Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Rila Monastery was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Lying at an altitude of 1,008–2,914 m, Pirin National Park has a limestone Balkan landscape, with lakes, waterfalls, caves and pine forests. All glacial forms of the relief are situated within the borders of Pirin National Park.

 
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