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Sofia, Bulgaria

By far Bulgaria’s biggest city, Sofia (So-fia) is one of Europe’s most compact and walkable capital cities, although it’s still one of the least known by foreign travellers. It’s usually bypassed by tourists heading to the coast or the ski resorts, but they’re missing out on something special. Sofia has a young and dynamic vibe, like a city waking up after decades of slumber, and is becoming a confident and cosmopolitan European capital. The old east-meets-west feel is still here, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and Red Army monuments topped with air-punching Soviet soldiers, but these days they share the skyline with glitzy shopping malls,five-star hotels and the best bars and clubs the country has to offer. Although no grand metropolis, Sofia is nevertheless an attractive and cultured city with plenty to keep you busy for several days or more. Museums, art galleries, theatres, fine restaurants, they’re all here. Sofia is also a surprisingly green city, with huge swaths of parkland within the city boundaries and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mt Vitosha right on the doorstep.
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Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
At the City Garden
At the City Garden
Greetings from Sofia
Greetings from Sofia
Twilight in the City
Twilight in the City
Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. and National Assembly
Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. and National Assembly
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Russian Church
Russian Church
Russian Church
Russian Church
at the Russian Church
at the Russian Church
at the Russian Church
at the Russian Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
Banya Bashi Mosque
Banya Bashi Mosque
National Theatre
National Theatre
Grand Hotel Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia
Vitosha Boulevard
Vitosha Boulevard
Int. Folklore Festival Sofia 2011
Int. Folklore Festival Sofia 2011
Welcome
Welcome
from China
from China
from Italy
from Italy
from Bulgaria
from Bulgaria
from Poland
from Poland
Lenin.. what´s left :)
Lenin.. what´s left :)
Just more fruits and veggies...
Just more fruits and veggies...
...at the market
...at the market
The fruits and veggies are so beautiful ...
The fruits and veggies are so beautiful ...
City Garden and National Theatre
City Garden and National Theatre
At the City Garden
At the City Garden
Summer love
Summer love
The chess players..
The chess players..
Ready for shopping..?
Ready for shopping..?
..or an early lunch?
..or an early lunch?
..need some weaponry ?
..need some weaponry ?
Keep walking..
Keep walking..
Time for a stroll..
Time for a stroll..
News of the day..
News of the day..
Sveta Troitza Church
Sveta Troitza Church
Sveta Troitza Church
Sveta Troitza Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
..what about a second breakfast?
..what about a second breakfast?
City Center Sofia
City Center Sofia
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