The Bulgarian capital is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia has been an important city throughout its existence, mainly due to its crossroad location where the East meets the West, its mineral springs, fertile valley and nearby mountain. Nowadays, Sofia is the most vibrant metropolis in Bulgaria and has a very eclectic and lively center. There, within a short walking distance, the visitors can see neighbouring sights of Roman remains, Turkish mosques, handsome neo-byzantine architectural masterpieces, Soviet monuments, catholic and orthodox churches, bars, coffee shops, grand public buildings and tranquil green parks. With this tour you will get a good insight of Sofia’s tourist attractions, visit the National History Museum and discover the significance of of the Boyana Church (UNESCO) for the European arts.
The day starts with a short transfer to the National History Museum, at the outskirts of Sofia. We will have a guided tour of the rich museum collection, with special attention drawn to the key dates, facts and exhibits. Close by is the Boyana Church, which we will visit to unravel the global importance of its proto-Renaissance frescoes. The afternoon will be for a gentle walking tour of the center, where you will learn about the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre, St. Sofia Church, Sofia’s oldest building – St George Rotunda (from the 3rd C), The houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters, the ruins of the ancient city of Serdika (dating from the 5th-6th C), the National Palace of Culture, the main shopping streets of Sofia etc.
Welcome and join the incredible trip in ancient and new Sofia city and wonderful Vitosha mountain.