Under the influence of the collapsing of the Eastern Bloc, on 10 November 1989 the Communist Party gave up its political monopoly, Zhivkov resigned, and Bulgaria embarked on a transition to a parliamentary democracy. The first free elections in June 1990 were won by the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP, the freshly renamed Communist Party). A new constitution that provided for a relatively weak elected president and for a prime minister accountable to the legislature was adopted in July 1991. The new system initially failed to improve living standards or create economic growth—the average qua...

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Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

"Small cathedral"
Oct 4, 2016 by Aragorn65
This is a small cathedral compare to other cathedrals in Europe. Entrance to this sacred place is free but they will charge you 10 Lev for taking photos and 30 Lev if you want record video. You can... Read More
"Worth a visit. "
Oct 3, 2016 by tamquinn
Churches are churches and the same all over. Well actually I really enjoyed how different this one was, a great piece of architecture ans I spent a lot of time walking around admiring this impressive... Read More
"The most beautiful cathedral"
Oct 2, 2016 by Therese C
Stunningly beautiful and serene place to visit. I have been to many such places but this took my breath away. Will definitely return and spend more time there. Read More
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Vitosha Boulevard

"The center of things"
Oct 17, 2016 by steve_ann22
This is maybe the busiest and most crowded street in Sofia. Lots of bars and restaurant and places for shopping. Read More
"A walk in the city cars free"
Oct 17, 2016 by Lyes777
One of the must see in Sofia Morning shopping and Bars, night life after 7:00pm. Everything is one big street Read More
Oct 19, 2016 by Emma C
Again to good! Love the buildings! I am in love! Thought that sofia would be the lames of balkan because I am on my own but it's the best Read More
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Happy Bar & Grill

"Condom in Spageti-Happy Bar"
Oct 19, 2016 by ParaglidingBulgaria
I found a picture in Facebook showing an ordered dish from a customer in Happy Bar and Grill-Spagetti with used Condom...terrible. But anyway when I visit any restaurant anywhere I am not Happy as... Read More
"A lot of Bulgarish Dishes"
Oct 19, 2016 by pohlmannmark
This place is very good to have lunch or diner. People are nice and speak English. You get quickly your food and what you get is tasty also. Prices are more than ok. Read More
"One of the best things in Sofia"
Oct 18, 2016 by Maria Ł
We were scared a bit about this place as we saw many people waiting for a table and so many tables inside. We were afraid that waiting will be for ages, but this place surprised us. really good food... Read More
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Boyana Church

"A very special little church"
Oct 17, 2016 by Westcanada
This church is minute, and only 8 people are allowed in at a time, for a very brief visit. The frescoes are pretty amazing, described by our guide as photo-Rennaisance because they have some sense... Read More
"Interesting church"
Oct 17, 2016 by Pedro V
I recommend the visit to this church as part of the Rila MOnastery tour. The frescos are just beautiful! Read More
Oct 21, 2016 by kdgarlipp
If one considers where the country comes from, it is amazing that this church survived. Its history is extraordinary. Read More
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Manastirska Magernitza

""Traditional food and good value""
Oct 20, 2016 by Vesselina N
The atmosphere in this restaurant is very warm and relaxed, as well as its interior is very interesting. The service is professional and the menu is also in English. The food is traditional Bulgarian... Read More
"Ok food and service"
Oct 19, 2016 by Henrik N
The food and service was ok and gives a good impression of the bulgarian cuisine. The dishes are fairly big and presented in a traditional way. The menu is very large and most people would be able to... Read More
"Most descriptive menu ever"
Oct 21, 2016 by HampshireJetset
Loved this place for tasty, authentic food but most of all for the most wonderfully descriptive menu with great descriptions of dishes. Go hungry as food is plentiful! Entertainment is a bonus! Read More
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Vitosha Mountain

"great mountain"
Oct 21, 2016 by paulsmith88
good mountain in bulgaria verry good for trip and chilling time ...the winter is great ...There are many sights Read More
"Must visit it"
Oct 19, 2016 by Harry4444-gol
I wrote in this way the title mainly for the readers, because for the people who are living in Sofia is more or less as somebody from London to go to visit London Eye. Anyway I was again there... Read More
"A crow jewel !"
Oct 18, 2016 by Radko S
This is certainly the crown jewel of Sofia. A mountain 15-30 min drive away from the city center, in the winter perfect for skiing, also in the evenings after work, in the summer - great for a... Read More
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The Rotunda of St George (Sveti Georgi)

"Church with very interesting architecture"
Oct 19, 2016 by Vesselina N
This Church is free entry and is situated in the top center of Sofia - in the courtyard of the Ministry of Education and Sheraton Hotel. The church has had not only religious, but also historical... Read More
"One of the oldest churches 330 ac in Sofia"
Oct 20, 2016 by Willem S
Beautiful small church as one of the oldest buildings in Sofia now (4th century). Accessible and worth visiting situated in the back garden of the presidential palace and the Balkan hotel; easy to... Read More
"Ancient history laid bare in the centre of town"
Oct 21, 2016 by kdgarlipp
The history of this church is fascinating and to find such charms near the centre of the city is remarkable. Read More
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Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

"Very Very Beautiful Church"
Oct 22, 2016 by RossBani
This is very very beautiful Russian church and is located in the center of the city.... walking distance .... but it was in restoration when we visited it.... but we managed to enter inside from the... Read More
"Nice small church close to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral"
Oct 17, 2016 by Pedro V
The church was under renovation but it was still worth a visit. The domes are gorgeous and it is centrally located close to the former Royal Palace and the astonishing St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Read More
"must see"
Oct 22, 2016 by djjf41
Walking down ‘Tsar Osvoboditel’ street you will see the beautiful gold domes of the so-called ‘the prettiest church in Sofia’. Its high dome, surrounded by four smaller domes, all made of gold... Read More
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Saint Sofia Church

"Аncient and magical"
Aug 25, 2016 by Rose B
Old, almost as much as the city. Built upon older temples in the Holy land. The Dungeon hidden tombs of antiquity. On them rises the Christian shrine-an impressive and comprehensive. A place for... Read More
"Lovely Byzantine church"
Sep 13, 2016 by David P
Beautiful 6thc Byzantine church close to St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with long history. Lovely chanting by choir at the wedding we attended. Read More
"Unique Saint Sofia Church"
Sep 9, 2016 by i100
One of the oldest church built around the 6th century. At a time there was the necropolis of the Roman town of Serdica. Ruined and rebuild several times there are many interesting things over and... Read More
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Made in Home

"Cody little restaurant with delicious food "
Sep 20, 2016 by TinaRafaela
During our stay in Sofia my boyfriend and I were looking for a nice little restaurant to have a light dinner and we were very happy to have found Made in Home. We were lucky to get the last free... Read More
"Bohemian style restaurant"
Sep 22, 2016 by SooLux
This place has an interior which reminds me to the "Speak Easy" in Maastricht back in the late 70's: a laid-back bohemian style. Yound people, many girls dining together :) They use doors as tables... Read More
"Great food and ambience "
Sep 23, 2016 by Robbbbbbbbie
This place is very unique, has a good mix of local food and things more familiar to a foreigner. The pigs ears sound not so appealing but this is one of the most surprising and amazing things you can... Read More
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Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

"Authentic India food and great service"
Sep 20, 2016 by Tzacki
Taj Mahal offers authentic Indian food, a wide verity of dishes that really reminded my my India trips. The waitress spoke very good English and helped us choose from the rich menu. We had Chicken... Read More
"A proper curry! "
Sep 22, 2016 by
Lovely food. Very tasty and just the right amount of spice. Would definitely recommend. The restaurant is on three floors and very spacious. Read More
"Great place to eat"
Sep 21, 2016 by MatellSte
Enjoyed my meal here staff were very friendly service was great I couldn't eat it all but one of the girls offered for me to take what was left home with me and while watching football on my phone... Read More
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Hadjidraganovite kashti

"Didn't reach the expectations. Service slow and bad. "
Sep 24, 2016 by Dario S
I had very high expectations on this restaurant, especially when at the entrance we saw "TripAdvisor certificate of excellence" and the place looked very very cool, typically Bulgarian... Read More
"Lunch "
Sep 24, 2016 by Charbel K
Amazing place , service and value for money. Food was incredibly tasty. The variety of food made me wants to order everything on the menu. I highly recommend the zucchini with yogurt , the eggplant... Read More
"Excellent food"
Sep 25, 2016 by AdrianJames
An extensive menu of traditional Bulgarian food . The quantities are huge and this was one of the few occasions that I failed to clear my plate. The food is both interesting and of good quality... Read More
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Chevermeto - Traditional Bulgarian Restaurant

"'Must see' type of restaurant !"
Sep 27, 2016 by Krasimir K
I've been on a wedding of my best friend there and it was awesome. Great atmosphere, very tasty bulgarian traditional cuisine, so many international guests, perfect service, nice prices and all that... Read More
"Traditional Entertainment and Fun"
Sep 19, 2016 by OklahomaMomOf3
I wavered on how to rate this, as the entertainment was the best part. Some of the food was only okay, but some was really good. I had Tongue on Bolyarsky: beef tongue, mushrooms, cheese and it was... Read More
"Excellent traditional Bulgarian food and folkdance"
Sep 27, 2016 by hopang2015
Dinner was delicious and the traditional Bulgarian folkdance and folk singers were remarkable. We had grilled trout for dinner plus several side order. We opted for local beer Kamenitza which was a... Read More
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"Great food at a good price"
Sep 1, 2016 by Ander-Laurie
On my recent visit to Sofia, Bulgaria, I ate with family and friends at this restaurant twice. The menu is extensive and is supplemented with a large seasonal menu. Our tour guide is vegetarian... Read More
"Nice local"
Sep 26, 2016 by Sam B
Divaka has a very cosy feel about the place and appears to be very popular with local Bulgarians. The food is average in taste and price. Read More
"Disappointing service"
Sep 12, 2016 by Clara Y
We were three and got our meals with more than half an hour delay between each other. Basically we took turns to eat. Most of the staff didn't speak English at all and didn't smile much either. Food... Read More
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Raketa Rakia Bar

"Great place"
Sep 28, 2016 by Cvettelina V
Food is delicious. The decor is retro style from the 80-s. The menu is really big, a lot of variety. Read More
Sep 28, 2016 by Liliana E
Very nice staff and really good food. If you.re not decided with what to order, like I was... they will recommend to you their nicest dishes. Really good. Read More
"Great food"
Sep 30, 2016 by MissNoddy
We had read the reviews on trip advisor and we weren't disappointed. The starters were lovely, huge portions, and they were interesting. We had trout and grilled vegetables for main and again huge... Read More
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Spaghetti Kitchen

"Poorest services ever! "
Sep 28, 2016 by NoraGeorgieva
Food was secondary. Salad was warw, tasteless and greasy. I'd say, a bit overpriced for the quality they offer. The real treat_no was the service. I've been to a lot of places and haven't... Read More
"Nothing Special"
Sep 27, 2016 by mymatekev
The food here was good as was the wine but the service was incredibly slow. Our waiter tried to browbeat us into buying a more expensive bottle of wine than the one we had chosen and then was surly... Read More
"Amazing food"
Sep 27, 2016 by SarahGowdy
Lovely restaurant in the town centre, great food and very helpful staff. Lovely menu with lots of choice. Very reasonably priced, I highly recommend. Read More
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"Homely feel with delicious food"
Sep 28, 2016 by Iliyana_k
Very nice atmosphere, you feel like you are visiting a friend's house rather than going to a restaurant. At the same time food is delicious, well prepared, all dishes are with some sort of a nice... Read More
"First Love"
Sep 14, 2016 by CASA T
Food: perfect, sane, well mixed and rich of flavour. Service: fast, friendly and with experience. Location: Amazing and different Perfect!!! Read More
Sep 17, 2016 by hel_01
We didn't go inside as we sat in the peaceful courtyard at the rear. The menu was inventive and the food delicious. The portions were generous and fairly priced. Staff were helpful and attentive and... Read More
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National Institute of Archaeology with Museum

"Archaeology museum in the centre of Sofia - well worth a visit."
Sep 25, 2016 by Fianchetto
This is a very good archaeological museum in the centre of Sofia. It is a short walk from Serdika metro station. As a first time visitor to Bulgaria, I hadn't fully appreciated the extensive... Read More
"Fascinating for history lovers"
Sep 28, 2016 by Susies1403
Situated near the centre of town, the museum of archaeology is an interesting way to spend an afternoon. Exhibits from iron age onwards. All well exhibited with clear explanations. Price is very... Read More
"A museum in a mosque"
Sep 27, 2016 by bnbass
The building itself is worth a visit, and then on top of that are all the treasures. The exhibition looks very small but you can browse easily for an hour and half here and see all the treasures... Read More
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Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga)

"you are welcome"
Sep 13, 2016 by Walter G
surprise, a huge synagogue, open for visit (after your bags are scrutinized), if you wish there's a guide available Read More
"Beutiful synagogue "
Sep 22, 2016 by PierreZA
Friendly to visitors. A very interesting history. Small entrance fee. There was a guide who told the history of Jews and Judaism in Bulgaria. Free to take pictures inside and outside. Reccomend. Read More
"Great story about Bulgary and WWII Jews"
Sep 1, 2016 by yayinmaven
Sephardic congregation with renovated building. The story about Bulgarias King queen and populace protecting the local Jews from amazing extermination is worth hearing Read More
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Saint Nedelja Church

"It's another church"
Sep 12, 2016 by childofthefifties
Plenty of churches to see in Sofia , mostly all beautiful. I guess this one was slightly different as whilst we were in there we saw two weddings that seemed to take place despite the tourists Read More
"Beautiful construction for history lovers"
Sep 12, 2016 by Gösta S
Before 9/11 and the recent surge in Middle East violence, it was not generally known to the public that the Saint Nedelja hosted the deadliest terror attack ever, when early 20th century communist... Read More
"Famous Orthodox Church"
Sep 23, 2016 by Vesselina N
St. Nedelya is a famous orthodox church situated in the center of Sofia, just in front of Sheraton Hotel. A lot of tourists visiting shops nearby have used the opportunity to enjoy the holy space in... Read More
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National Museum of History

"Excellent Museum!"
Oct 14, 2016 by klbea
I've been in a fair few museums over the years and this one is right up there at the top. It's inexpensive, in a beautiful location and hosts a wonderful collection. Although it looks like a dull... Read More
"A bit far from the center..."
Oct 11, 2016 by Phil31Toulouse
You will need to take the trolleybus line 2 to the far end then walk 5 minutes (crossing a large road). Due to traffic on workdays you may need of 1hour to reach it. I recommend you organize a... Read More
"Worth a visit"
Oct 11, 2016 by Jill H
Visited with 3 children under ten and there was enough to keep them occupied for a couple of hours. Very cheap entrance cost and some stunning rooms, the wood carving beautiful. Views of the hills... Read More
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Ivan Vazov National Theater

"Stunning building "
Sep 2, 2016 by John W
Overlooking a smart park with cafes, seats, water features, kids play areas. Right in the heart of Sofia. Next to hotels, museums and government offices. It's an imposing building, in and out, and... Read More
"Perfect place to relax"
Aug 22, 2016 by lucasuvsc
I loved this place and especially the park right in front of it. A few notes: - the theater is closed over the summer due to vacations - all performances are in Bulgarian (you might not understand... Read More
"Beautiful Building"
Sep 12, 2016 by KeithTKW
One of the most beautiful buildings in Sofia and definitely worth a stop. The only thing is that you cannot take a tour of the inside, the only way to get in is if you buy a ticket for a show and all... Read More
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Museum of Socialist Art

"Small but worth seeing"
Aug 6, 2016 by AnotherCust0mer
The museum is on the small side, but well worth a visit. It''s never crowded and they change the exhibitions inside on a regular basis - the best I've seen so far has been of communist posters... Read More
"Popular with foreign visitors"
Aug 23, 2016 by Pavlina J
I was curious to visit this museum even though I'm a Bulgarian. I live abroad now and come every year visiting friends and relatives. None of my Bulgarian friends wanted to come with me, as they... Read More
Aug 24, 2016 by sunnydaysjill
So difficult to find but really worth the effort. This statue garden and portrate galley contains very powerful images of communist leaders and life. The propaganda films of life in communist... Read More
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National Museum of Military History

"Definitely worth visiting!"
Nov 11, 2015 by Tania2805
We spent about 3 hours viewing the museum in November. There was a lot to see and there is personnel at each floor willing to give you more detailed information about the items and events. Read More
"Cool place..!!"
Nov 25, 2015 by GoldFish W
Lots of big toys.!! They have Tanks , helicopters, artillery, etcetera I..!! Those outdoors. Indoor exhibit mainly history and soldiers 'uniforms & firearms..! Exciting place Read More
"Very interesting"
Nov 21, 2015 by tripadvis8r
I really enjoyed my visit. The collections are extensive , the museum is modern, there are some interactive sites. I highly recomend it. Read More
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Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

"Small, nice church"
Jan 1, 2016 by Aram K
Small, nice church in the city center, close to Serdika metro station. Was excavated during the metro construction, with many other old buildings. Currently closed so all you can do is a quick walk a... Read More
"Really, really old"
Dec 1, 2015 by RayMargeson
This temple sits in the middle of the city and yet its antiquity is evident. It is not totally intact but visible from all sides. It was open when we were there so I guess we were lucky Read More
"Historical building located in the heart of the city"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
This historical build is hidden from the main road since it is located below the northwest corner of the cross road of blvd Knyaginya Maria Luiza & Nezavisimost place Read More
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Central Market Hall (Tsentralni Hali)

"No worth special visit"
Jan 12, 2016 by 262Blondy
Located in the top centre,nice old building to take photos and thats all. Food,souvenirs stalls inside,but nothing special.If you have extra time to spend or escape from bad weather,you can pop-in in... Read More
"Pretty Building"
Feb 1, 2016 by lilubookovski
A really beautiful facade of this market and its location is what makes it special. It is worth taking a stroll inside if you need to kill a few minutes. Read More
"No very good expirience, bad smell and bad service."
Jan 3, 2016 by pat m
Just take the photo and continue, probably the bad weather, snow, very cold outside and many people just entrance to scape from the weather. Read More
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Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohidski

"Stunning building, amazing architecture"
Nov 23, 2015 by shadyron
Amazing architecture and well worth going to see these buildings. Truly spectacular. Bear in mind that this is a working academic institution. Read More
"Centrally located and a historical place"
Jan 7, 2016 by Indianballs
The building looks very gothic and grand! This is centrally located and Bulgarians are proud of this university which is their center of learning.. Since most of the historical government buildings a... Read More
"A Centre of excellence"
Jan 25, 2016 by Thomasli
The university has a strong reputation so it is worth seeing the source of that.Quite confined but obviously a powerhouse within.Saw some overseas students - fancy studying in Bulgarian! - and lots o... Read More
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Banja Basi Mosque

"Needs TLC for a historic mosque"
Nov 21, 2015 by Sohail161
Mosque is easily accessible via the metro as it sits on top of the Serdika station which is very much in city centre. I went there just in time for Friday prayers and mosque was overfilled with extra... Read More
"Banya Bashi mosque"
Dec 3, 2015 by Tafzeel A
The Banya Bashi Mosque (literally "many baths") was built over natural thermal spas and named after the neighbouring Central Baths. It’s the only religious place for muslims in Sofia. We didn’t go in... Read More
"Just a nice mosque"
Nov 26, 2015 by Jurgen B
We entered at 6.30 pm. There were about 4 worshippers, and nobody took notice of our presence, no prob. Read More
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National Opera and Ballet

"Der Ring - Wagner"
Jul 9, 2015 by Stephanbez
If this is your tthing make sure to pop in to box office and ask if anything is showing! Went to a production of Siegfried and was quite surprised by the quality of the production. Only if opera and ... Read More
"Brilliant performances"
Jul 13, 2015 by Rositsa N
Since we moved to Bulgaria 10 months ago, me & my husband have been here quite many times. It's great because there are subtitles both in Bulgarian and English. Also, prices start from 8lv, which... Read More
"Opera and Ballet in Sofia"
Jul 10, 2015 by BettyLeon_12
Two years ago I was in Sofia in June and saw in the Opera Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Niebelungen. It was somptuous, well done and made a very strong impression . It was my first meeting with Wa... Read More
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Slaveikov Square

"Central location & lots to do"
Nov 1, 2015 by Alec D
There are vendors/stalls of books as well as fresh produce. There always seems to be people is this part of the city. You can reach the square via numerous trams. Read More
"Cheerful and interesting place, one of the main cross-roads of the city"
Aug 12, 2015 by JulitaV
One of my favorite places in Sofia, always busy and cheerful during the day. One can find amazing books (old or new) at the stalls of the book-market. Or one can stroll along the luxurious shop windo... Read More
"Searcfh for rare books"
Aug 4, 2015 by SitaSofia
a place for books' lovers. You can search for all kind of books here, some fine restaurants around downtown. Read More
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Statue of Tsar Alexander II

"Historical Statue in Front of the Bulgarian Parliament"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
This statue mark the existence of the Tsar's in this country back then. You wont miss it if you are near the Parliement , Sveti Church and Levski Monument Read More
"The Tsar who freed Bulgaria from the Turks??"
Jan 7, 2016 by Indianballs
The Bulgarians highly regard him due to his efforts to free the country (some parts of Bulgaria) from the Turks who supposedly suppressed and oppressed the Bulgarians during their 3-4 decade long rul... Read More
"decent looking terrible positioning"
Dec 23, 2015 by ognyen r
Same as @Monument to the Deity All-Holy Sofia, this monument is also in terrible "position". Tsar Alexander is basicly surrounded by parking and streets... it really looks nice but you have to stand ... Read More
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National Art Gallery

"Beautiful building"
Nov 9, 2015 by ciauskut e
Go and see. They have different exhibitions so worth to check if you will go, however it is 6 bulgarian levs for entrance so just go. It was Picasso and Renaissance abstraction exhibition at the time... Read More
"Must visit!"
Jan 7, 2016 by Indianballs
If you are in Sofia, dont miss this historical place! The art gallery houses some of the greatest paintings from Bulgarian history and represents the culture and people. Read More
"Full with nice art"
Dec 19, 2015 by Verjinia S
I went to see the exhibition of Picasso, totally not regreting. The building is inspiring and old. There were 3 exebitions in total, i couldn't take a pic of Picasso's art but here you go of a Bulgar... Read More
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National Museum of Natural History

"Good way to pass the time"
Nov 27, 2015 by Pundog84
This is not like the NHMs you get in bigger cities, but a perfect example of how you can still get this education around the world. Good breadth of the natural world covered, and a nice way to pass t... Read More
"Nice place to see"
Jul 1, 2015 by jhony07
The museum is on central location and is easily accessed. It holds quite interesting and relatively rich collection. It needs renovation though. Read More
"Nice way to spend an afternoon"
Jul 11, 2015 by Chris C
Decided to wander in before going to catch my flight. They have a pretty extensive collection of wildlife samples from around the world (although, some of them are getting a bit old). You can tell th... Read More
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Monument to the Deity All-Holy Sofia

"Monument in the Heart of Sofia City Center"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
You wont miss it if you are in the heart of the city center where a number of major attractions are just steps away Read More
"Sofia is a great lady.."
Jan 21, 2016 by ChilliChilds
Although the statue of Sofia is crowded by traffic, she stands tall and has pointed the way for my travels.. Many times.. Read More
"You'll never miss spotting this!"
Jan 7, 2016 by Indianballs
If you are exploring Sofia city by foot, you'll never miss spotting this statue in the middle of the city and the main road that leads to all government buildings. This statue symbolizes St Sofia and... Read More
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Boyana Waterfall

Mar 1, 2016 by Laurel Z
My go-to mini-hike any time the weather is nice! When the leaves are falling it is especially nice. There is a nice Mexana to grab a bite at after. Read More
"Great walk and great view"
Jan 26, 2016 by WouterLeten
Best way I found to get there is to walk down from Momina Skala. Nice (sometimes rather steep, not for strollers) walk where you can follow a clearly indicated path. Nice view of Sofia along the way. Read More
"Feel the real nature within 30 minutes mountain hike"
Feb 2, 2016 by Ivan P
The waterfall can be seen from the downtown center. You can reach it within 30 minutes by walk from Momina Skala hut, accessible by car. Read More
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The Bells (Kambanite)

"Relaxing Evening Stroll"
Dec 10, 2015 by Gabriela G
A friend living in the region took me to see this park in the summer. It was very relaxing to look at the different bells from various countries.Sadly, some bells have been removed and others are tak... Read More
"need good weather"
Dec 11, 2015 by damajowi
off the beaten track but worth the tripwent by metro to the business park then head for the hills past holiday inn and a cinema complexpast a building site and you can see the main bell atop a hillpl... Read More
"The Bells"
Dec 16, 2015 by Zlatina Z
Interesting monument dated in the times of communism. A home of bells from all over the world. Part of the International Children's Assembly Flag of Peace. There is a big park where in a good whether... Read More
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Former Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters

Sep 30, 2015 by eelSeattle
If nothing else, this building was impressive for its massive size. Part of a 1950's Communist-era three-building complex known as the "Largo", it housed Bulgarian government offices and was only ava... Read More
"Classic sovjetish brutalism"
Jan 4, 2016 by TommyNaess
A classic smell from soviet times, the brutalist architecture and atmosphere is definetily there. Reminds me of other eastern european citys like Bucharest and Budapest. Read More
"Clearly Communist"
Nov 30, 2015 by Syrusneilson
This building stands out clearly as a representation of communism in Bulgaria. It was built in the 1950s and is beautiful from the outside and worth a stop to admire the architecture. It's easy to fi... Read More
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Statue of Slaveikovs

"statue in the city"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
this statue is good for a prank among your friends and family - located in a remote neighbourhood within the city limit of Sofia Read More
"good for keeping a memory"
Dec 14, 2015 by Asena V
statues are nice, place is ggod for keeping a memory from the center of sofia. as a part of a walk around you can sit and watch the crowd next to these friendly gentlemen :) Read More
"It's a 5 minute..."
Feb 27, 2016 by SofiaRodin
..photo opportunity, nothing more, although the Square is interesting because of the stalls selling books. Read More
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Zhenski Pazar Women's Market

"Not the best Balkan Bazaar"
Nov 8, 2015 by Nicholas M
The place was interesting, but seemed more sterile than the bazaars we visited in places like Pristina and Skopje. There were plenty of things to buy - vegetables, souvenirs, street food - but nothin... Read More
Oct 30, 2015 by Meltem Ö
If you are a tourist and just have a few days to visit Sofia, its not necessary to go there. Maybe this place is good for locals but not for tourists. In my opinion, the place is the worse part of th... Read More
Oct 26, 2015 by tripadvis8r
I think it would be interesting to visit for tourist. This is a local market with cheap prices. If not buy anything just go for the experience, there are a lot of people there. Don't expect spoken En... Read More
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Art Shop Hand Made

"A kind-hearted owner who pours her heart into her work"
Sep 4, 2015 by McKinley A
Sometimes finding friends in new places can be difficult, and all I expected when I came to Betty's shop was to find some authentic crafts to treasure. I walked away with a full bladder from the cup ... Read More
"great place"
Jan 17, 2016 by Liang555
Elizabeth was extremely kind and welcoming: she talked me through many of her works and told me the stories and memories behind them. She definitely made everything from love! Read More
"Very friendly shop keeper, great selection of gifts"
Aug 16, 2015 by Nancy33208
This shop has a host of hand-made souvenirs of every possible description. The shopkeeper when we were there had us stay for coffee and tea after the transaction. Spoke English and wanted to converse... Read More
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"Walking around Sofia"
Dec 11, 2015 by Bill W
When walking around the government center in Sofia, the architecture reminds one of the sense of power that the communists wanted to display over the people. Very imposing and Stalinistic. Read More
"Another parliament."
Nov 11, 2015 by Marcelo_Vindeirinho
I think in each country or city, travelers should see the same kind of things that they like, In my case, I like to know parliaments. It has to do with History.In Sofia the Parliament it's a bit odd,... Read More
Jan 7, 2016 by Indianballs
One of the historical buildings you'd spot in central Sofia areas where most of the government buildings are located. Try to visit late in the evening as you can marvel the lights being lit on the wa... Read More
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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

"Historical Church outside of Sofia City Center"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
This church is located slightly outside of the heart of Sofia ( walking distance about 10 - 15 minutes from St. Sofia monument Read More
"B'full Church"
Dec 3, 2015 by Tafzeel A
Pretty church that stands in the middle of the park, it is not obvious that this was once a mosque, known as the Black Mosque after the black marble that was used for the minarets. It’s current name ... Read More
"Amazing architechture"
Dec 17, 2015 by jessauh
We were lucky to have had attended a wedding in this church. it is simply beautiful from the inside! the painting and the glass work is breathtaking. Its a definite must see Read More
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Flea Market

"This is your place if you're looking for Icons"
Nov 1, 2015 by Alec D
If your in Sofia and wondering where to find nice reproductions of Icons this is the place to go. The flea market has many other things including lots of Soviet style hats. The neighborhood is beauti... Read More
"Some souvenirs some junk"
Oct 12, 2015 by edoobs
Interesting place to visit, you don't need much time there. Picked up a few souvenirs to take home, just a note the prices can vary for the same item in different stalls. Lots of old Nazi artifacts, ... Read More
"Small market trading some junk stuff"
Jan 1, 2016 by Aram K
Not impressed with what they've been trading. Maybe I was not lucky to get there on the right day, but I did not find anything worth buying as a souvenir. Read More
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Ethnographic Institute with Museum

"Great temporary exhibit and crafts shop"
Aug 7, 2015 by JoanJ77
If it had not been for the excellent temporary weaving exhibit and the wonderful Crafts Shop which gave us a preview of Bulgarian crafts on our first day in Bulgaria, I would have given this museum t... Read More
"Worth a visit"
Jan 26, 2016 by Thomasli
A small but distinctive collection well presented and informative. Make sure you talk to Ilyana, a guide at the museum. A pleasant person indeed and amine of information. Read More
"Honest intro to Bulgarian crafts"
Sep 17, 2015 by garyberke
A very interesting and well laid out little museum (the museums in Bulgaria are among the best designed I've ever seen) the institute had a very interesting collection of artifacts, textiles, pottery... Read More
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Eagles' Bridge (Orlov Most)

"a bridge close to the sports museum and monument"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
interesting bridge with eagles statue on both side of the road. it is walking distance from the sports museum, Knyazheska Garden & Mousoleum of Alexander of Battenberg Read More
"Nice bridge"
Jan 1, 2016 by Aram K
Old, small bridge with eagles statues. Not sure if it has any historical value, but it is nice one. I have passed near the bridge 6 or 7 times when was in business trip in Sofia. Read More
"Nothing special"
Jan 2, 2016 by MetalMind
This bridge is nothing special if you compare it with photos you can see online. Bridge is so small, Perlovska river does not look like river at all. Eagles should represent city protectors. Look aro... Read More
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Serdika mall

"Good shopping"
Jan 12, 2016 by 262Blondy
Regarding shopping:many malls in Sofia, but this is the one with all brands and large choice of shops. So,if you plan for shopping,this is the place. Regarding entertainment: as usual food corner at ... Read More
"Nice place for shopping"
Nov 23, 2015 by Samara S
Its lovely place for shopping, you can find everything for ur kids, husband and wife. There is only one nice restaurant over there and just one good coffee. I like the nice coffee on the roof every s... Read More
"A bit more upscale"
Jul 29, 2015 by swisskingfisher
Visited 3 Malls in Sofia: Sky City and Sofia. This ranks higher in my opinion. Many of the same stores as the Sofia Mall and more. More upscale stores than Sofia, like Tommy Hilfilger and the like.Ju... Read More
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Vasil Levski Monument

"Vasil Levski Monument"
Feb 10, 2016 by VladSofia_Bulgaria
Vasil Levski (18 July 1837–19 February 1873) is most reputable and loved national hero of Bulgaria. He is a great Bulgarian revolutionary executed (hung) by the Turks in 1973, in the outskirts... Read More
"A bit of History"
Nov 27, 2015 by Marcelo_Vindeirinho
The greatest hero in Bulgaria. It doesn't have to be beautiful. The country respect the hero, so, as many capitals and is roundways, this onde is a mark of history. Nothing more. And has a lot of... Read More
"a monument nearby major attractions"
Jan 28, 2016 by kiltmaker2
This monument is located on the south east of the city center. It is walking distance to other attractions such as the Monument of Tsar II and the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church. Read More
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1300th Anniversary Monument

"Not worth"
Jul 26, 2015 by Sara J
Unfortunately I cannot recommend this place. This is an old and ugly monument - nothing interesting to see. Read More
"1300 years and all in vain "
Jul 12, 2015 by Pavel T
Absolutely terrible huge communist type monument. Very dirty. Senseless and pointless to visit. Don't waste your time. It looks very awful and half broken. Read More
"Ugliest Monument in the world!"
Jan 28, 2016 by empire6200
Worth seeing, just to amaze at how such an ugly structure could be designed and erected. Located next to national Culture palace - also a bit of an eyesore. Read More
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"Good neighbourhood"
Jul 10, 2015 by Rositsa N
I lived there for 19 years. It has shops, cinemas, sport facilities, metro stations. It's not a tourist attraction but it's pretty good for living there. It's safe and definitely not as bad looking a... Read More
"Residents and not that much"
Aug 17, 2015 by Marcelo_Vindeirinho
Apart from the Business Park with modern streets and a warmful environment and one or two cool cafes, the rest of Mladost is the old residential area of Sofia, where big communist buildings makes you... Read More
"Why would go there?"
Sep 22, 2015 by TraveWithMaria
It's just a neighbourhood in Sofia, no sightseeing places, nothing interesting to see. There a plenty of cool things to see in downtown Sofia. Don't waste your time going to Mladost. Read More
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Bulgaria Mall

"Good for what it is."
Sep 9, 2015 by Candace T
The mall has good selection of stores. Good food section upstairs from all taste ranges,& great that the staff speak English. Cinema& games centre for kids is an ok size. My kids loved the ho... Read More
"Nice mall"
Oct 12, 2015 by edoobs
Nice mall. Lots of upscale stores. Prices are a little higher than I would expect in Bulgaria. Definitely not a muust see. Read More
"Quiet Shopping"
Nov 5, 2015 by DenizErsoy
It is very hard to find out a quiet shopping mall on this days. But you are lucky if you visit Bulgaria Mall as it is always quiet. There are so many shops. Read More
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Let's Start From Here

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Happy Bar & Grill
Hadji Nikoli Inn
Made in Home
Mehana Momini Dvori
Ethnographic Institute with Museum
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
Vitosha Mountain
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Boyana Church
Bachkovo Monastery
Graffit Gallery
Vasil Levski Monument

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