A Walk through Trendy Sofia
Sofia is Bulgaria’s relaxed capital and still one of the most affordable, bang-for-your-buck destinations In Europe despite the country joining the European Union back in 2007. This trendy, unique, and youthful city of shopping malls and 5-star hotels nicely complements its post-Soviet attitude with block buildings and Red Army monuments.
The Balkan “capital” never misses a beat with its rich culture of museums, architecture, restaurants, and lively art scene. People-watch along Vitosha Boulevard, be amazed by the Ottoman mosques and Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevski, or shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques supporting young, local artists. Attend an outdoor opera, listen to jazz at a local venue, dance the night away at fun nightclubs, and watch a Broadway show on Rakovski Street. Finally, a must-see for anyone visiting is the remains of an 1800 year old Roman city and coliseum beneath modern day Sofia.
Not surprisingly, Sofia is also a green city filled with parks and well-manicured gardens like Borisova Gradina. And Mt. Vitosha is just a short bus ride outside of the city center awaiting adventurers of all levels for hiking trails and skiing. Whether there’s a preference for the cosmopolitan scene or laid-back nature, Freetour.com recommends Sofia, the perfect place for your next visit.