Top Historical Places in Sofia, Bulgaria

Historical Places in Sofia - Witness the History of Sofia

Sofia is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Sofia one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Sofia is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Sofia or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Sofia. Explore the historical monuments of Sofia with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Sofia guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Sofia page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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    List of Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Sofia

    Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Sofia.

  • Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski

    #1 of 9 Historical Things To Do 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

  • The Rotunda Of St George

    #2 of 9 Historical Things To Do 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

  • Saint Sofia Church

    #3 of 9 Historical Things To Do 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

  • Saint Nikolas Russian Church

    #4 of 9 Historical Things To Do 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

  • National Institute Of Archaeology With Museum

    #5 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Sofia
    National Institute Of Archaeology With Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Statue, Tourist Center

    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

  • Slaveikov Square

    #6 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Sofia
    Slaveikov Square

    Tags: Outdoors, Statue, Cafe, Tourist Center

    Address: Slaveykov Square, Sofia.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Petko and Pencho Slaveykov were a father-son duo of Bulgarian writers. This square is named after them, and you’ll see a sculpture of the pair on of the benches. It’s the most popular squa...Read more

  • Statue Of Tsar Alexander I I

    #7 of 9 Historical Things To Do in Sofia
    Statue Of Tsar Alexander I I

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Statue, Tourist Center

    Address: Monument to the Tsar Liberator, Sredets Bulgaria

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Russian Tsar Alexander II and his troops liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1876 after centuries of rule. The grateful country consequently had a statue built in his honor. The 14 metre high ...Read more

  • The Bells

    #8 of 9 Historical Things To Do 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

  • Ethnographic Institute With Museum

    #9 of 9 Historical Things To Do 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

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