Best Things To Do in Sofia, Bulgaria

Whether you're visiting Sofia for a few days or are a localite, Sofia is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Sofia. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Sofia. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Sofia. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Sofia keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Sofia listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Sofia

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Sofia that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1338 itineraries
    Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Observatory, Historical Site

    Address: Sv. Aleksandar Nevski, Sofia, Bulgari

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This magnificent eastern Orthodox cathedral is one of the largest in the world. Its most striking feature is its great, gold-plated dome that’s 45 metres high. The architecture is neo-Byzantine ...Read more

  2. #2 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1045 itineraries
    Boyana Church

    Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Museum

    Address: ул. Боянско езеро 3, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    When this church’s was first built in the 11th century at the foot of Mt Vitosha, no one could have predicted how important it would become. At that time, only the eastern building stood. Later,...Read more

  3. #3 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1146 itineraries
    Vitosha Boulevard

    Tags: Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant

    Address: Sredets, 1142 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Vitosha Boulevard is Sofia’s fashion shopping street. You’ll get practically every major brand there; it’s one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. Happily, the area ...Read more

  4. #4 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 849 itineraries
    Vitosha Mountain And National Park

    Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Hiking Trail, Nature

    Address: Vitosha Mountian, Bulgaria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is where Sofia goes for hiking, alpining and skiing. Heck, this mountain is the main reason tourism in Sofia even started. It is especially popular as a ski resort in the winter, when the top of ...Read more

  5. #5 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1125 itineraries
    The Rotunda Of St George

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Observatory

    Address: pl. Sveta Nedelya 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    This Roman church, built in the 4th century in a square in the ancient town of Serkika, is the oldest building in the city. It’s famous for the frescoes on its walls. The oldest frescoes however...Read more

  6. #6 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1265 itineraries
    Saint Sofia Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Museum, History Museum

    Address: ul. Paris 2, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Though overshadowed in size by the nearby Alexander Nevski church, the Saint Sophia church is far more important to the city’s history. It was built in the 6th century on the site of some even o...Read more

  7. #7 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 956 itineraries
    Saint Nikolas Russian Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: bul. "Tsar Osvoboditel", Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    This is one of the prettiest Russian churches – a white building of green roofs and golden domes. Built between 1907-1914, the church is famed for its walled paintings by Russian artists –...Read more

  8. #8 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    National Institute Of Archaeology With Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Statue, Specialty Museum

    Address: 2 Saborna Str., Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Housed in the oldest remaining Ottoman building in Sofia, the museum’s artefacts cover objects from Palaeolithic to Medieval Ages. The finds cover the rise of the Thracian and Odrysian kingdoms;...Read more

  9. #9 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1120 itineraries
    Ivan Vazov National Theater

    Tags: Entertainment, Ballet, Performance, Stage Show

    Address: Deacon Ignatius' 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:30 pm Details

    This is Bulgaria’s oldest and most important theatre. The building is famous for its grandiose architecture – it’s neo-classical, and was built by Viennese architects. Also famous is...Read more

  10. #10 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 1055 itineraries
    Saint Nedelja Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: 60, Tzar Asen Str., Sofia

    This church is supposedly at the very center of Sofia – it lies directly on the ancient crossroads of Serdika. The architecture is typically neo-Byzantine, and it’s painted on the inside w...Read more

  11. #11 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 777 itineraries
    National Museum Of History

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: ул. Витошко лале 16, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is the largest history museum in the Balkans in terms of the size of the collection – it has over 700,000 items. The museum covers 8000 years of Bulgarian history over five specialised hall...Read more

  12. #12 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 704 itineraries
    Museum Of Socialist Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Bulgaria doesn’t really have a museum of communism like so many other eastern European countries do, but this great gallery of socialist art more than makes up for that. It’s divided into ...Read more

  13. #13 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 433 itineraries
    National Museum Of Military History

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum, History Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: ул. Черковна № 92 92 Cherkovna Str, 1505 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is one of the best military museums in the world. It was founded in 1916, and in the last 100 years, has collected almost a million items of Bulgarian and European military history. The exhibitio...Read more

  14. #14 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 860 itineraries
    National Opera And Ballet

    Tags: Entertainment, Ballet, Performance, Theatre

    Address: 30 Dondukov Blvd, ul. "Vrabcha", 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

    This is Bulgaria’s most prestigious opera theatre. While the institution was founded in the 19th century, this particular building wasn’t built until 1953. Locals frequently attend the sho...Read more

  15. #15 of 179 Things To Do in Sofia
    - Used in 805 itineraries
    Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: bulevard Knyaginya Maria Luiza 2, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 07:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Built on the remains of a pagan Roman temple, the church is famous for it’s 15th and 16th century frescoes. The word ‘samar’ means packsaddle. The church’s name derives from th...Read more

Activities And Tours

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