Sofia: The Capital of Bulgaria

Quick Facts
 

Population: 1.2 M

 

Language: Bulgarian

 

Currency: lev (pl. leva)

 

Time zone: GMT +2 

 

Emergency: tel 112

 

Phone code:+359 (02)

 

Elevation: 550 m 

 

Average temperature: 
July: 28 C (high)
January: 4 C (high)


Sofia is easy to enjoy!

Its understated charm, luscious parks and surprisingly eclectic architecture are clustered within walking distance in a well-kept central area. 

Medieval churches are tucked between prime examples of Stalinist architecture. Large modern buildings look down on a 16th Century mosque and Roman ruins.  Old-fashioned trams clatter down the streets and a nice open-air café is never too far away.

Sofia is not a city where crowds of tourists rush from one must-see location to another. Mingle with the locals and enjoy the very affordable Bulgarian food and drink favorites. Spend an afternoon sipping a cocktail and enjoying the view of Mount Vitosha. 

 

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SOFIA: INTERACTIVE MAP

Illustrated map of tourist Sofia, Bulgaria +
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