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Revision as of 20:51, 22 December 2009

Sofia Main pages Smaller areas Other links

The National Palace of Culture



Sofia (София) is the capital of Bulgaria.

For information about travelling to Sofia see also the Lonely Planet Tips about Sofia.

Couchsurfing community

Sofia has the biggest Couchsurfing community in Bulgaria. As of August 2009 there are 1,753 members. The monthly meeting is held on the 13th of every month and is announced in the Sofia Group.

Check the Sofia CS Google Calendar for more events.

Getting there and away

By plane

  • Information about the Sofia Airport (SOF) on Wikipedia.

From the old airport (Terminal 1) take Bus 84 to the City Center. From the new airport (Terminal 2) Take Bus 284 to the City Center.

By train

By Bus

Popular Destinations

Istanbul

There is one train leaving Sofia at 19h, but it takes 13 hours. Buses are much faster and more flexible. Bus ticket is between 40 and 50lv for a oneway trip, 75-95lv for a round trip.

Bus Companies serving Istanbul:

  • Metro Plus [1] Going at 09:00, 12:00,17.00, 20:30, 23:00 from Central Bus Station
  • Has Turizm [2] Going at 10:30, 22:30 from Traffik Market Bus Station (You can buy Tickets from Air Kona Office]
  • Yubim [3] Going at 22:30 from Central Bus Station
  • Huntur [4] Going at 20:00, 22:30
  • Alpar Turizm [5] Going at 22:30? from Traffik Market Bus Station (Buy Tickets from MATPU-96 Office, they also have the exact timetable)
  • Materik Going at 9:00, 21:00 from Central Bus Station

More Companies see Turkey Travel Planner

Hitchhiking

Getting around in Sofia

  • The Sofia Public Transport Company operates one metro line, ca. 20 Tramway lines, ca. 10 Trolleybuslines and ca. 100 buslines. Tickets can be bought on the vehicle and at kiosks near the stops.

Staying in Sofia

Sights

  • Parliament
  • Presidential Palace
  • Sofia University
  • National Palace of Culture (NDK)
  • Ivan Vazov Theater
  • National Library
  • Mineral Baths

Religious Buildings

  • Alexander Nevski Cathedral
  • Hagia Sophia Church
  • Sv. Nedelya
  • Sv. Georgi
  • Russian Church
  • Boyana Church
  • Banya Bashi Mosque
  • Sofia Synagogue

Parks

  • Borisova Gardina
  • City Garden
  • Vitosha

Eating

Typical Bulgarian food includes: