© Sketches of Sofia
© Sketches of Sofia

Discover Sofia

“Home to many of Bulgaria's finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs, Sofia may persuade you to stick around and explore further.” — Lonely Planet

While you're visiting Sofia, you'll want to explore our historic home city.

Here are some of our recommendations!


See the sights.


Sofia is a unique and historic city. Explore the city center starting at the iconic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, follow the Yellow Brick Road to the nearby Russian Church, and then relax in the gardens of the famous Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Discover the city through the Free Sofia Tour, a free English language sightseeing tour that’s a #1 recommendation on TripAdvisor.

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Enjoy the food.


From traditional and homestyle Bulgarian fare to Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Sofia offers a diverse range of restaurants at an affordable price. Stop by one of the local mehanas for a casual drink and bite to eat, or find your ideal spot on TripAdvisor.


Experience the nightlife. 


If you’re looking for nightlife, you’ve come to right place. At night Sofia comes alive with plenty of options to choose from — and it seems there’s a new hip spot opening every day. For the top 5 must-see bars, here’s a list from Cityslickers.

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Shop til you drop. 


If you’re looking to bring home a special gift, GIFTED is the perfect spot. Founded by Bulgarian architect Valeri Gyurov, GIFTED is an urban space dedicated to local artists, brands and collectives. It’s a great place to shop, rent a HALFbike, or just relax in a cozy creative atmosphere.

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