Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Sofia

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Sofia is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Sofia a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Sofia.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Sofia:

  1. Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

    #1 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    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. Boyana Church

    #2 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    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. The Rotunda Of St George

    #3 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    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

  4. Saint Sofia Church

    #4 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    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

  5. Saint Nikolas Russian Church

    #5 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Saint Nikolas Russian Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center

    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

  6. Saint Nedelja Church

    #6 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Saint Nedelja Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tourist Center, 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

  7. Museum Of Socialist Art

    #7 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Museum Of Socialist Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Tourist Center, 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

  8. Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

    #8 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Sveta Petka Samardjiyska

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tourist Center, 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

  9. Banja Bashi Mosque

    #9 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Banja Bashi Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Outdoors, Tourist Center

    Address: Banya Bashi Mosque Център Sofia Bulgaria

    The red-brick mosque has a strange name – ‘Many Baths’. That’s because it’s actually built over a system of thermal spas. If you’re looking for it, you’ll eve...Read more

  10. Central Market Hall

    #10 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Central Market Hall

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Tourist Center

    Address: Център, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This covered market, more than a century old, is one of the city’s favourite shopping destinations. On the ground floor, you’ll mostly find bread and pastries, olives, nuts and sweets and ...Read more

  11. National Art Gallery

    #11 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    National Art Gallery

    Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Library, Tourist Center

    Address: i, ploshtad "Knyaz Aleksandar I" 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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

    This is Bulgaria’s most important collection of art. It begins right from the 4th century, with many religious icons, and continues on to the Age of Bulgarian Revival in the 18th and 19th centur...Read more

  12. The Bells

    #12 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    The Bells

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Park, Monument

    Address: Park "Kambanite" Sofia Bulgaria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is an intriguing attraction. It’s basically a public park, with all the usual strolling, picnicking, relaxing and people watching appeals. The twist is that it’s dedicated to world pe...Read more

  13. Art Shop Hand Made

    #13 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Art Shop Hand Made

    Tags: Arts And Crafts, Specialty Shop

    Address: 17 Gurgulyat str., 1000 София, Bulgaria

    Timings: 11:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    There’s two kinds of souvenirs – the standardised ones and the ones that are special. This shop is the place to pick up the second kind. The lady who runs the shop is as sweet and adorable...Read more

  14. Ethnographic Institute With Museum

    #14 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Ethnographic Institute With Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Observatory, Palace

    Address: 1, Alexander Battenberg Sq., Sofia City

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

    The museum is famous for its collection of pastoral woodcarving from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most of these are household items, but you’ll also find musical instruments, furniture and decor...Read more

  15. Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

    #15 of 20 Art and Cultural Attractions in Sofia
    Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Garden

    Address: ул. Граф Игнатиев 25, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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

    This church, built in 1528, was originally a mosque with an ominous name – the Black Mosque – thus called for it’s minarets which were tiled in black marble. Later, it was used as an...Read more

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