Take it easy
Spend a summer afternoon in front of the National Theater, a major chess battlefield, an impromptu art scene and a popular hang-out at night.
Explore Sofia's open air markets
Wander around the Ladies market, where colorful piles of fruits and vegetables are on display. Experience a slightly sketchier site of the city.
Visit Sofia’s many religious sites
Visit the big and beautiful golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral and the ancient St. Sofia Basilica, which gave its name to the city. Don’t forget to drop by the mosque and the synagogue.
Sample Sofia's Nightlife
From charming neighborhood bars to large chalga clubs, Sofia has its ways to keep you up until dawn.
Look around for remains of communist architecture
Visit one of the large apartment block complexes, with names like Mladost (Youth) and Druzba (Friendship). The Communist party's ex-headquarters and the monument of the Soviet army are also hard to miss.
Go treasure hunting
Meet the ancient Thracians and their golden treasures in the National Archeology and National History museums.
Fall in love with Shopska Salad
Eat a Shopska salad… then eat it again. The quality of the Bulgarian tomato is a source of national pride so make sure to express your admiration!
Support local artists
Visit one of the many small art galleries in the city.
Walk down Vitosha Boulevard
Explore Sofia's pedestrian Vitosha Blvd, sit down for a cup of espresso and some people watching in one of the many open air cafes.
Climb Up Vitosha Mountain
A 35 min lift ride followed by a pleasant hour-long hike will take you to Cherni Vrah, Mt Vitosha's highest peak at 2290 m above sea level.