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Travel Guide to Sofia

The Bulgarian capital of Sofia has been a major settlement since the 7th century, it’s position on the main route across the Balkan’s ensuring a regular influx of travellers. From this historical background it was not surprising to see the city become the country’s capital as well as its main power. To visit the city today is to take a step back in time in many respects, with the many wonderful old buildings standing as reminders of those long gone days, but also endowing the city with a real personality.

Top Sofia Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Sofia in order to see some of the sights. The Sofia attractions include the Mount Vitosha is great to see for yourself. The Alexander Nevski Cathedral are also well worth seeking out. Sofia’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Sofia tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Sofia based guides who will show you Sofia’s less well known attractions.

Sofia Sports Guide

As everyone knows, Sofia’s most popular sport is Soccer, which is played by the CSKA Sofia at their home: Bulgarska Armija. Each year, the biggest event in Sofia’s sporting calendar is Levski Sofia versus CSKA Sofia at the Georgi Asparuchov stadium - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Top Sofia Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Sofia in order to see some of the sights. The Sofia attractions include the Mount Vitosha is great to see for yourself. The Alexander Nevski Cathedral are also well worth seeking out. Sofia’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Sofia tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Sofia based guides who will show you Sofia’s less well known attractions.

Sofia Weather

It is simple to find the best weather in Sofia courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Sofia. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Sofia over the course of a year in Sofia.

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Tips For Driving in Sofia

If you want to drive in Sofia, make sure you get an International Driving Permit valid for Bulgaria. You can book them with the AA, before going to Sofia.

When you drive in Sofia, in common with the rest of Bulgaria, you need to drive on the right side of the road. You can book car hire in Sofia quickly and conveniently online before you go to Bulgaria and there are a number of depots in Sofia where you can collect your hire car.

Guide to Sofia Airport

Sofia International Airport is located approximately 6 miles to the east from Sofia. The airport's IATA code is SOF - flights take 3 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Sofia, and taxis are also available. Sofia International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Sofia.

Sofia UK Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Sofia, or just need some advice, the Sofia British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
9 Moskovska Street
Sofia

Telephone: (359) (2) 933 9222

Quick Guide to Sofia

City Name: Sofia
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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