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

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Shopping in Sofia

Shopping in Sofia
Ambitsia
With their 2009/10 collection the designers of Ambitsia propose fashion that is elegant and casual at the same time. And you know what that looks like?. just as it feels: Incredibly casual. The material of choice this time are knitted and woven fabrics. The colours are modest, which makes the patterns come into their own.   This fashion has been created less for the catwalk but rather for every day. For the office and the drink afterwards, or stretching out in front of the TV. Well, true, for the latter you would actually be a bit overdressed, even if it would be comfortable enough. Again, the Ambitsia has also jumped on what seems to be the growth engine of the Bulgarian fashion industry: It also designs uniforms for companies.
Vitosha Boulevard
Maxido Shop

Stay in Sofia

Stay in Sofia
Scotty's Hotel
In a historical building, in the centre of Sofia, you will find an extraordinarily charming hotel. Each room is different and named after varying metropolitan cities. Moreover, everything here is gay-friendly, however, open-minded heteros are just as welcome.   The main thing is to be nice, it seems. The staff provides professional help around the clock, including tips on sightseeing and going out. In a way, you'll find everything you need or would want to see around the corner: shops, markets, and mineral baths. Another proof of the diversity: A synagogue, the famous mosque, and the Catholic cathedral are all within walking distance. Yes, all three. Doubles start at 80,- euros.
Sofia Inn
Greenville Hotel

Sights in Sofia

Sights in Sofia
Sofia Synagogue
You won't find a bigger synagogue than this one in the whole Balkan region. Even if you extended your search to all over Europe it would be difficult to find a similarly monumental synagogue. Again, the Austrians left their mark: The building was designed by the architect Friedrich Grünanger, finished in 1909 and inaugurated by Tsar Ferdinand I. Experts immediately see elements of the Vienna Secession, while the ignorant get stuck with the Moorish style.   Up to 1,300 believers would comfortably fit in the synagogue. Yet there are only few regular visitors, because the members of the formerly sizable Jewish community have been dispersed. Those who still live here are primarily non-practicing Jews. Since 1992 the Museum of Jewish History is located in the synagogue.
Vasil Levski
Georgs-Rotunde

Eat in Sofia

Eat in Sofia
Cappuccino
There is none more modern and trendy, at least not in Sofia. Almost everyone finds happiness here and the perfect ambiance for their projects: For lunch you can still come with the entire, if elegant, family. In the afternoon at the latest, they should cede to best friend, when the first cocktails are mixed. At night it gets romantic - with Italian cuisine and excellent wines from Chile, Australia and New Zealand.   The centre of the restaurant is the bar, with room for a whole swarm of bar flies and the perfect surrounding for a good start on the night. The barkeepers know the ins and outs of their work, putting on the perfect show with a drink. Once you've looked and drunk enough, you can turn your back to the living barstools and go back to one of the more intimate tables.
Pod Lipite
Olive's

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