Probably there’s few cities in the world with as much variety and history as Sofia, in the beautiful country of Bulgaria, on eastern Europe.
At Economy Rent a Car, we have a rental car office in this historic city and that’s why we would like to share with you this list of 10 places that you cannot miss out in Sofia, Bulgaria.
1. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
This building is an orthodox church of 19th century with a neo-byzantine style. Its name is thanks to the russian saint Alexander Nevsky. A must in your visit to Sofia.
2. Boyana Church
It’s one of the three sites declared World Heritage by the UNEDSCO in Sofia. Build in three stages: the first one in the 10th century, the second one on the 13th century and the last one on the 19th century. It´s one of the structures that preserve in a most complete way monuments and medieval art of eastern Europe.
3. Alexander Nevsky Cryptic Icon Museum
This building was originally a resting place for Bulgarian kings. The cathedral’ basement was converted in a museum on the 1960’s. It has the greatest collection on orthodox icons in all Europe.
4. Man and Earth Natural Museum
If you love Geology this museum must be a mandatory stop in your journey. It has one of the largest minerals collection in the world.
5. Socialist Art Museum
This museum has two important pieces of bulgarian socialist art: The big red star that was located on the Socialist Party Building and the giant Vladimir Lenin statue that was located on the Independence Square.
6. National Art Gallery
The city posses many art galleries, but only one is located in the former Royal Palace. Their collection has over 5000 pieces of bulgarian art. It’s an excellent option to learn the identity of this country through the art during its history.
7.Alexander Nevsky Antiques Market
This informal market, is located near the cathedral. Here you can find unique souvenirs made for local artisan and unique antiques.
8. Boulevard Vitosha
It’s one of the main streets in Sofia and largest pedestrian boulevard in the whole city. It posses a lot of coffee shops and restaurants. A great option to have a pleasant afternoon.
9. Arena di Serdica
At Sofia is quite common that every time a new construction begins they will find ruins of the ancient roman empire. This happens during the construction of the Arena di Serdica, where they find a roman arena. Visitors can observe this ancient constructions preserved under plexiglass.
10. Ivan Vazov National Theathre
This beautiful building is one the jewels of the city. It decoration is something unique both in Bulgary as in Europe. Despite a rebuild after the World War II retains it’s looks its original integrity.
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