As the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia makes for an appealing base in a country that has plenty to offer its visitors. Even its name is appealing! It’s one of the oldest cities on the continent, underlined by the fact that you’ll be surrounded by history.
With a multitude of attractions to see across the city, why not arrange to hire a car at the airport for ease, or pick up a vehicle in the city centre?
Things to See and Do in Sofia
Revel in some culture and visit the Natural History Museum and National Art Gallery. A trip to both will help you to understand and uncover the city's rich history. Learn a great deal about this interesting and long-standing city.
For some lighter entertainment, why not visit the zoo. Home to a vast array of animals, this is definitely a great day out and is sure to keep every member of the family entertained.
Walk around one of the many parks littered throughout Sofia and see some of the major sights. One of the most prominent buildings is the Alexander Nevski Cathedral which dates to the 6th century. The Hagia Sophia is also worth including in your sightseeing plans.
Drive to Velingrad, which lies at the heart of the Rhodope Mountains. Relax at one of the many spas and mineral springs. Grab your hiking boots and trek around the Yundola Mountain and breathe in some fresh air.
Head towards the town of Samokov, a 70 minute drive away. Nestled between the Rila and Vitosha mountains, this is a great location for skiing. You could also head to the history museum and discover more about the area.
Plovdiv is only 90 minutes away by car and it presents plenty of fascinating things to see and do. Explore the city and view the countless ancient ruins and monuments here. The Craftsmen's market in Strumna Street is also well worth a visit!