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Sightseeing in Sofia

Georgi Jordanov

You can start your tour from the Sofia University or the nearby National Library. Than cross Vasil Levski Blvd. and go through the small park. On your right side you will see the statute of St. Kliment Ochridski - the founder of the Cyrilic alphabeth. Walking straight you will pass between the National Assembly (right) and the monument of Tzar Alexander II (Liberator). From here you can see the golden roof of Alexander Nevski Cathedral - the largest church in Bulgaria. Next to it is St. Sofia church - ancient and with with rich history. Right in front of the "brick church" some archeological sites have been recently discovered.

Coming back to the main route (Tsar Alexander I Blvd. - the golden pavement) you will see the small Cristal park, the Military club and the Russian Church. Along the Boulevard there are many historical and administrative buildings like the National Galery (previously Kings` Palais), the National Bank, the Presidency, Ministry Council and the Ex-Communist Party Central.
Other way to choose is through the City Park , where the National Theatre Ivan Vazov is located. The second largest church "St. Nedelya".
Don`t miss the ancient church St. George located in the middle of a yard surrounded with administrative buildings, incl. Presidency, as well as the St. Petka Church - in the subway of Sv. Nedely Metro Station.

Facing the Vitosha mountain you can take a walk on the main pedastrian boulevard - Vitosha. In a walking distance is the National Palace of Culture.

All trip plans
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    Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski“

    Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski“ is the oldest and largest academic school establishment in Bulgaria

    • Address

      1504 Sofia, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
    • Phone

      +359 2 987 39 96, +359 2 930 82 07, +359 2 930 82 01
    • E-mail

      rectorsoffice@admin.uni-sofia.bg
    • URL

      https://www.uni-sofia.bg
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    National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria

    The National Assembly Building

    • Address

      1162 Sofia, 2 National Assembly Sq.
    • Phone

      +359 2 939 39
    • E-mail

      infocenter@parliament.bg
    • URL

      www.parliament.bg
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    The Monument to Emperor Alexander II (The monument to the Tsar Liberator )

    The Emperor of Russia Alexander II is mostly known as Tsar Liberator in Bulgaria.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, „Tsar Osvoboditel“ Blvd.
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    Memorial Temple "St. Alexander Nevsky”

    The resplendence of the striking gold-plated domes catches the eye as well as the sun.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, St. Alexander Nevsky Sq.
    • Working time

      Monday - Sunday: 07:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m. pm.
    • Phone

      +359 2 988 17 04
    • E-mail

      tourist@info-sofia.bg
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    Църквата „Св. София“

    Църквата „Св. София“ е изключителна архитектурна ценност от ранните години на християнството.

    • Address

      София, ул. „Париж” № 2
    • Working time

      вторник – неделя от 10:00 до 18:00 ч. (последен час на влизане 17:00 ч.)
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    Central Military Club

    The splendid Renaissance Revival Style building of the Central Military Club has been among the jewels of downtown Sofia for over a hundred years.

    • Address

      Sofia, 7 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
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    Church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker ("Sv. Nikolay Chudotvorets", the Russian Church)

    The Russian Orthodox Church "St. Nikolay" is one of the most remarkable architectural structures in Sofia.

    • Address

      Sofia, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
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    "Ivan Vazov" National Theatre

    The “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre is one of the most exquisite and aristocratic buildings in the capital.

    • Address

      5 Dyakon Ignatii Str., Sofia 1000
    • Phone

      +359 (0) 2 8119 219
    • E-mail

      info@nationaltheatre.bg
    • URL

      http://new.nationaltheatre.bg/
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    "Knyaz Alexander I" Square

    "Knyaz Alexander I" Square is a prominent landmark regularly used for various major events – large-scale live events.

    • Address

      Sofia, "Knyaz Alexander I" Square
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    Bulgarian National Bank

    The Bulgarian National Bank was established in 1879.

    • Address

      Knyaz Aleksandar I Sq №1, Sofia 1000
    • Working time

      every working day from 8:30 to 17:00, with clients - to 15:45
    • Phone

      0291459 (office)
    • E-mail

      info@ndk.bg
    • URL

      http://www.bnb.bg/
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    The Fountain at "Atanas Burov" Square (in front of the Presidential Office)

    The fountain in front of the Presidential Office was designed and built in the 1950s.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, "Atanas Burov" Sq.
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    The Presidency building

    The Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria is in the Presidency building at 2 Dondukov Blvd.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, 2 "Dondukov" Blvd.
    • Phone

      (02) 923 93 33 - централа
    • E-mail

      priemna@president.bg
    • URL

      https://www.president.bg
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    "St. George" Rotunda Church

    Тhe "St. George" Rotunda Church is situated in the courtyard of the Presidential Office Building, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, 2 "Knyaz Dondukov" Blvd.
    • Phone

      +359 2 980 92 16
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    St. Petka of the Saddlers Church

    St. Petka of the Saddlers Church

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    Archaeological complex "Serdika"

    The city center of Sofia is in fact among the best sources of knowledge of the ancient and medieval way of life in these places.

    • Address

      1000, the City of Sofia
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    St. Nedelya’s Cathedral

    The St. Nedelya’s Cathedral has a rich historical background. However its deepest roots are shrouded in obscurity.

    • Address

      1000 the city of Sofia, 20 "St. Nedelya"Sq.
    • Phone

      +359 2 987 57 48
    • E-mail

      admin@sveta-nedelia.org
    • URL

      http://www.sveta-nedelia.org/
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    Sofia Court House

    The remarkable 1930s building accommodates several city courts.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, 2 Vitosha Blvd.
    • Phone

      +359 2 9219 88
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    "Vitosha" Boulevard

    "Vitosha" Boulevard is the most famous shopping street in the capital, and a favorite place for walking, shopping and entertainment.

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    National Palace of Culture

    the National Palace of Culture has been emblematic for the city of Sofia.

    • Address

      1463 Sofia, No1 "Bulgaria" Sq.
    • Phone

      (+359 2) 916 63 00, 916 64 00, 63 69
    • E-mail

      info@ndk.bg
    • URL

      http://www.ndk.bg/
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    National Institute of Archaeology with Museum

    The National Institute of Archaeology at the Bulgarian Academy of Science covers the complete study of the material and spiritual culture in the Bulgarian territories from the remote past to the 18th century.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, 2 Saborna Str.
    • Working time

      May to October - Open every day: 10-18 pm; November to April - 10-17 pm; Day off: Monday
    • Phone

      +359 2 988 24 06
    • E-mail

      naim@naim.bg
    • URL

      www.naim.bg
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    "Banya Bashi" Mosque

    The only active mosque in the city of Sofia is considered an architectural masterpiece.

    • Address

      1000 Sofia, „Knyaginya Marie-Louise“ Blvd.