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Metro

Metro — The Sofia Metro was planned since 1960s but they officially started the construction in 1990s mainly because the city did not experience an urgent need for an underground system. Another factor was the construction works depth – being one of the oldest cities in Europe, Sofia contains many historical layers right underneath its […]

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Buses

Buses — Sofia Urban Mobility Centre (tel: (02) 831 9071 or 0700 13233; www.sumc.bg) operates Sofia’s trams, buses and trolley buses.  There is no night service.  Plans to extend the underground system to the south of the city continue to make slow progress. Tickets (1 BGN per ride) are sold at kiosks at the major […]

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Car Rentals

Car Rentals:  the following are car rental agencies that operate in Sofia:   Avis:                     +359 (2) 826 1100 Budget:                  +359 (2) 945 9454 Europcar Bulgaria: +359 (2) 981 4626 Hertz:                     +359 (2) 945 9217 iRent:                     +359 (0700) 10 310

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Taxis

Taxis – in Sofia, travelers should use taxis with meters and clearly marked rates displayed on a sticker on the passenger side of the windshield.  Travelers should be aware that there is no official commission that sets taxi cab rates.  Taxi drivers are within their full rights to charge passengers any price they want, provided […]

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Tsar Liberation Monument

Tsar Liberation Monument (1 Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia) — the Monument to the Tsar Liberator is located in the centre of Sofia.  It was erected in 1907 to honor Russian Emperor Alexander II (who liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78).  The monument was made of black polished granite from Vitosha […]

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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (25 Graf Ignatiev Street, Sofia) — looking at the pretty church that stands in the middle of the park, it is not obvious that this was once a mosque. Its current name is in reference to Sofia being liberated on the feast day of one of the Holy Seven Saints: Sveti Naum.  […]

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St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker church

St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker (3 Tsar Osvoboditel Street, Sofia) — 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 harmonize perfectly with the roof of the church which is covered with green […]

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St. George Rotunda

St. George Rotunda (32 Kniaz Dondukov Blvd., Sofia) — Hidden away in a courtyard of the Presidency and the dainty Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica, rises the famous Roman Rotunda, a red-brick building transformed into the present day St. George Church. The Roman Rotunda (St. George Church) is the oldest […]

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Sofia City Art Gallery

Sofia City Art Gallery (1 Gen. Gurko Street, Sofia) — this is a museum with longstanding traditions.  Its role is to present the facts of Bulgarian cultural history in an analytical and modern way and to actively intervene in art developments by original and impressive projects.  Today the Sofia City Art Gallery possesses some of […]

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Presidency Building

Presidency Building (2 Dondukov Blvd., Sofia) — in the history of modern Bulgarian State, the functions of head of State have been performed by a monarch, a Regency Council and, later on, by collegial bodies like a Presidium of the National Assembly and a State Council. The institution of President of the Republic has a […]