Sofia Attractions

Top Things to Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Things to Do in Sofia

Top Attractions in Sofia

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What travellers are saying

  • Ali A
    Vienna, Austria17 contributions
    Amazing cathedral in the middle of the city center - a must see if you are in Sofia! You should definitely pay a visit and go inside!
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Calico J
    7 contributions
    Breathtaking views of the whole city! Great mountain only 20 mins away from Sofia! I would definitely come back to visit at winter!
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • UKLouG
    UK165 contributions
    Small church near to the main cathedral. Pretty outside and inside. Free to visit and worth a few minutes look if you're walking between the main cathedral and St Sofia churches and the Natural History Museum.
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Kyriakos T
    Larnaca, Cyprus51 contributions
    The main road of Sofia has lots to offer. Variety of restaurants for all taste like italian, turkish, thai and chinese cuisine can satisfy anyone. If you are lucky enough to walk across it on a night with good temperature then you will enjoy it to the maximum.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Calico J
    7 contributions
    Simply amazing and so much history in it! A must see if you have few days in Sofia, it takes only 30 mins to get there1
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Lindy020
    Saudi Arabia83 contributions
    A service was in progress when I entered as a tourist and the sight of it took my breath away. There was color and light everywhere. If I'd knows, I'd have shown up earlier for the whole service!
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Vlad
    Kyiv, Ukraine5 contributions
    It is a very nice trip in the summer (I was there a couple of times). There are two routes, the one marked green is easier, but longer. It takes about 2 hours going gradually uphill (depending on your strength). The red route goes along the stream. It might be a bit more challenging or a bit dangerous. I do not recommend going there in winter (which was my mistake) or when it rains, it may be slippery
    Written 25 August 2022
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  • UKLouG
    UK165 contributions
    It's free to visit upstairs but don't miss the downstairs display. For a modest fee you can look around the various early Christian burials, (one including Roman murals) and also a couple of very early Romano Christian mosaics. Worth a visit and we almost missed out as the first time we went to visit, there was a funeral in process which we obviously didn't want to disturb but glad we took the time to go back.

    Be mindful though it looks as though Monday opening is a bit variable. It was open when we went but signs say differently.
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Dave T
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK440 contributions
    There are lots of tanks, planes and artillery pieces on outdoor display, mostly from the post WW2 era but there are a few German, Czech and French tanks which the Bulgarian army also used. The indoor displays cove the Bulgarian military across the centuries as the Balkans was a regular battleground between the Turks, Russians and Europeans!
    An easy few hours to be had strolling around here, loved it
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Ali A
    Vienna, Austria17 contributions
    Great place to hang out when the weather is nice - right in the middle of the city center :)! Amazing architecture :)!
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • seanyg
    Basel, Switzerland476 contributions
    We spent more than two hours with an excellent English speaking archaeologist who provided a fascinating tour through the ages of this small museum, packed full of artefacts. The museum has many interesting pieces from the Upper Paleolithic period onwards, especially the Copper, Bronze through to the Thracian and Roman eras. Our guide was patient, professional and provided excellent commentary throughout and freely answered our questions. Highly recommended.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,607 contributions
    I walked through this massive park on a Sunday and it was packed. It's good to see the locals out enjoying life. It's a nice park with plenty of activities you can partake in.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • UKLouG
    UK165 contributions
    Accidentally went inside on a Sunday so I don't know if we were lucky but we were treated to some glorious singing during a service. Keeping a quiet, respectful silence, we were not made to feel out of place and it was a lovely experience that brought the ancient building to life.

    It's in a strange location I think within the Presidential complex but you can see it if you're walking along the street. Free to enter and worth a visit.
    Written 6 October 2022
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  • Kristen T
    Stuttgart, Germany763 contributions
    We had a lot of free time on one of our days in Sofia, so we ventured out to this museum. It's a bit out of the way from everything else, but I was glad we visited. They have a nice collection of items from ancient times to more modern era. I enjoyed seeing the displays of traditional Bulgarian clothing. Despite it being out of the way, I would still recommend a visit if you enjoy history and seeing "old stuff".
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria18,999 contributions
    Built during socialism, it is the largest congress center in Southeast Europe. It is now used mainly for cultural events. The building is very interesting and the place is always very lively.
    Written 6 November 2020
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