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Exploring the Past…

Listen to Orthodox hymns in the imposing Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or delight in mural frescos and icons in the cathedral crypt.
Feel the atmosphere of St. George Rotunda dating back to the 4th century.
Visit Boyna Church exhibiting a new humanistic tendency in mediaeval art or Dragalevtsi Monastery which was a centre of Bulgarian education and culture…

Museum Time: Getting to Know More…

Enrich your knowledge visiting the various museums in Sofia!
The National History Museum shows relics including gold and silver treasures.
The Ethnographic Museum contains one of the richest collections on the Balkans with national costumes, jewellery, art works and musical instruments.
“Earth and Man” Museum supports various art and music evenings!

At the Heart of Tradition…

Be enchanted by the most ancient mysterious ritual of fire dancing… enjoy barefooted dancers performing on burning embers. This must be seen to believe it!
Or travel 30 km from Sofia to become part of the splendid Kukeri Carnival of brightly colored masks and costumes.

All You Need is… Culture!

You are a devoted concert or cinema goer? Sofia is just the place for you – it attracts well known performers, groups and dancing formations.
Become part of Sofia Music Week, European music or film festivals when the air vibrates with new life!
Enjoy ballet or opera performances or enter Ivan Vazov National Theater to remember why all the world is a stage…

Sofia Night Life… A Night with Pleasure!

Discover a city which never sleeps!
Visit an event with popular DJs and musicians from different countries typically taking place in large stadiums or clubs.
Walk along Vitosha Boulevard, the best place to begin with for everyone keen to reveal the city nightlife scene - cool cafes, bars and discos await you there...
Casinos do not close before dawn.

Annual Events and Activities

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded seven thousand years ago, Sofia is the second oldest city in Europe. It has been given several names in the course of history and the remnants of the old cities can still be seen today.