What to do in Sofia in one day

09:00 – Sense Hotel Sofia

09:30 – Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

10:30 – DADA Cultural Bar

11:00 – Saint Sofia Church

12:30 – Cactus Restaurant

14:00 – Explore Vitosha Boulevard

16:00 – Rainbow Factory

17:00 – Sofia Public Mineral Baths Museum

18:30 – National Institute of Archaeology Museum

19:30 – Dinner at Hadjidraganov’s Cellars

21:00 – Ivan Vazov National Theater

22:30 – Kanaal

23:59 – Tequila Club

 

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What you should absolutely know about Sofia

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

A cultural center in its own right, Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria has seen its fair share of history. This old city has a plethora of old churches and other monuments. The city is ripe with history and discovery with magnificent structures like the Saint Sofia Basilica. Sofia appeals to all from history buffs to those looking for a comfortable city that blends modern activities and lifestyles around an aging gem. During your Sofia day trips, visit the National Historical Museum or many of the churches around Sofia, including the Saint Sofia Church, Boyana Church, and the Alexander Nevesky Cathedral

Observe beautiful artwork at the National Art Gallery located in the Bulgarian Royal Palace or visit the Sofia Zoological Garden. See the artifacts at the National Archeological Museum or wonder at the Earth and Man National Museum

To get the full experience, try having Banista (a meaty stuffed pastry), shopska salata (a delicious Bulgarian salad consisting of various vegetables and cheese) and tarator soup. Sip coffee as you watch the sunrise or enjoy fruit rakia as the sun sets

“Zdrah-veh-tey” means “Hello”. “How are you” is “kahk steh?” “Dah” means “Yes” and “No” is pronounced “Neh” To ask if someone speaks English, ask “govorite li angliiski?” “See you soon” is “Do skoro” and “Have a nice day” is “Lek dan”

Bulgarian summers are hot, with highs upwards of 90 degrees. Fall is cool, around 60 degrees. Winter weather brings a lot of snow and temperatures in the single digits. Spring warms up to 60 or 70 degrees, but can be chilly at night

The Sofia Metro Line 1 can take you from the airport to the city center for around 1 Euro. You can take a city shuttle for around 3 Euros or a taxi for about 5 to 8 Euros per trip. The trip should takes about 30 minutes

Sofia consists of a fairly efficient public transportation network. Your means of travel include buses, trams, subway, and trolleys. A day pass costs about 2 euros and can be used on all forms of public transportation

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