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Sofia

Sofia

Sofia is not only the capital but also the largest city of Bulgaria. Alongside modern landmarks, remnants from the past can still be seen in this city. The city houses a myriad number of museums amongst which the National Historical Museum is most popular amongst the tourists who visit the country. The nightlife scene here is truly amazing with numerous bars, restaurants and mehanis (Bulgarian traditional taverns). Sofia is just located in the foothills of the Vitosha mountain, which further adds to the city's spectacular beauty. The city is also host to one of the largest synagogues in the world besides some famous mosques and churches. The Central Military Club is another popular cultural tourist attraction here. Simply fly with Austrian Airlines to Sofia and witness the charm of the city with your own eyes which can hardly be described in words.

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Worth knowing

Bulgaria
  • Currency: Bulgarian lev(BGN)
  • Language: Bulgarian
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Austrian flight destination: Sofia, Varna

Timetable Sofia

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09:55
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OS797 operated by AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
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OS799 operated by AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
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Eat in Sofia

Eat in Sofia
Pod Lipite
If you really want to get a taste of Bulgaria you should just order up and down the menu for once. The tavern is just as authentic as the food that's in the pots and later on your plates. Vegetarians can pick and choose among the starters, which consist of fresh vegetables and salad creations. Carnivors can look forward to pork in white wine sauce and grilled skewers.   The interior is wonderfully traditional. Dark wook, old walls, wooden sculptures and natural materials. If you have seen the Dance of the Vampires a bit too often, you should refrain from eating here - the interior looks exactly how you imagine restaurants that should be avoided by women with a delicious looking neck. It almost seems surprising that the place is not from the Middle Ages but counts a youthful 80 years.   Tip: Friday and Saturday evenings there is live violin music in the garden.
Café Opera
Cappuccino

Sights in Sofia

Sights in Sofia
Museum of History
Romans, Greeks, Turks - each of its changing masters has left traces in Bulgaria that shaped the country. Those traces were gathered in a laborious effort and are now on display in the biggest museum of the country, 650,000 pieces altogether. Aside from the internationally renowned gold of the Thracians you can admire Bulgarian traditional dresses as well as arts and crafts and traditional pieces of work. Unfortunately the exposition only spans the time up until the lead-in to World War II, yet the sheer number of treasures make up for the missing parts of history.   The museum was founded in 1973 and is today one of the biggest in the Balkans. Since you have already delved into Bulgarian every-day life, here you have a chance to get to know Bulgarian history.
Banja Baschi
Sveta Sofija

Shopping in Sofia

Shopping in Sofia
Central Market
Central Sofia Market Hall is one of the most popular spots to go shopping in Sofia. Being situated directly in the city centre and opposite to the Banya Bashi Mosque it is also one of the most popular meeting points in general. It was erected 100 years ago. Back then in 1911 it was the city's most important trade centre. In 2000 the hall was refurbished in a neo-renaissance style. In the basement there are still traces of bygone times, i.e. remains of the Roman fortress Serdica.   The market hall is divided into two levels: while the ground-floor houses mostly delicatessen stores, the first floor attracts with clothing boutiques and souvenir shops. Furthermore there are two stores that have specialised on rose oil and rose water.   On the occasion of the centenary there will be a photo exhibition with pictures of the market hall from the beginning of the 20th century. By the way: the market hall is one of the architectural and cultural monuments of Sofia.
Maxido Shop
Daka Style

Stay in Sofia

Stay in Sofia
Radisson Blu
The Radisson is located in the middle of the cultural and commercial centre of the city and provides the perfect refuge particularly for business travellers. If you enjoy elegance and the advantages of big hotels, this is the right one for you. The rooms are classic and cosy; the junior suite offers luxury at of the highest level. If you are lucky you'll have a room with a magnificent view of the nearby Alexander-Nevski Cathedral.   Enjoy your stay in Sofia: Between tasteful and stylish, between marble bath and fitness room, between happening city life and relaxation in one's own home for a while. Tip: The in-house restaurant is top class. You still prefer to eat elsewhere? No problem, the great restaurants Motto and Egur are just around the corner. Doubles start at 105,- euros a night.
Casa Boyana
Greenville Hotel

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