Sofia, Bulgaria, is worth every visit as it’s famous for being one of Europe’s oldest capitals. Sofia is a modern, youthful city, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments that lend an eclectic, exotic feel.

Away from the buildings and boulevards, vast parks and manicured gardens offer a welcome respite, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mt Vitosha are just a short bus ride from the centre. Sofia is home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs. (Lonely Planet)

Places To Eat

Headline sponsor A Data Pro have kindly put together some restaurant venues in the city for delegates to try out SEE MORE
Other suggestions from the AMEC community based in Sofia are below: 
  1. Cosmos – creative menu based on traditional local cuisine, truly unique and different.
  2. Constantinoff RestoBar – modern Bulgarian fusion cuisine with a very nice athmosphere, sometimes featuring a live jazz band.
  3. Shtastlivetsa – traditional restaurant with a wide variety of choices and focus on local ingredients.
  4. Cactus – the restaurant of a very famous chef, creative menu and nice atmosphere.
  5. Little things – very tasty food and a cozy venue, hipster vibes with menus fresh from local suppliers
  6. Chevermeto – a very traditional cultural restaurant with folk music and dancing.

Places To Visit

  • St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral A visit to St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral offers a blend of architectural beauty, historical significance, cultural richness, and spiritual tranquility, making it a must-see attraction in Sofia.
  • Sofia City Garden and The National Theatre Both Sofia City Garden and the National Theatre offer unique experiences that are worth including in your program while visiting Sofia. Whether you’re seeking relaxation in nature or cultural enrichment through the arts, these landmarks have something to offer for everyone.
  • NDK (National Palace of Culture), Lovers Bridge NDK is is the largest multifunctional complex in Southeastern Europe. The building itself hosts a variety of cultural events like exhibitions, concerts, festivals, etc. It is surrounded by a beautiful and lively park. Be sure to take a walk and take a view from Lover’s Bridge at sunset. The bridge doubles as an exhibtion space and provides a view of the centre and Vitosha mountain. Ndk, Bulgaria Blvd, g.k. Lozenets, Mosta na vliubenite

 Vitosha Boulevard

“The main street of Sophia and where all the action is mainly at night-time, Nice and atmospheric place, especially in evening or at night. Nate and restaurant with a variety of food – mainly the usual burgers, Italian, pizza and a few specials in between.
The Boulevard seems to go forever with lots of things to do and see on both sides, recommend to visit during the day and night for the contrast in atmosphere.”

Museum of Illusions

“Amazing place to visit and spend time with family and friends. It’s a unique and fun experience and the staff are very friendly.”

South Park

“South Park is a beautiful and lively park, frequented by families, cyclists, and young people. Make sure to look for the Water graze composition in the water.”

“A nice, pretty huge park that offers something to everyone. If you’re looking for a well maintained park with alleys and benches, this is the place. If you’re looking for some quiet time and plenty of wilderness in the middle of the city, this is the place as well. There are a lot of lakes and beautiful, wild corners of the park. It’s also famous with its biodiversity – you can see a lot of different birds, amphibians, etc.”

National Gallery/Kvadrat 500

“It contains a vast array of artefacts from throughout Bulgaria’s history. Notwithstanding that a couple of important eras were not covered – communist era for example – there is still plenty of interest to satisfy any history buff.”

The building is great as an example of grandeur socialistic style, nice exhibitions concerning Bulgarian ancient, medieval and nineteenth century history. Shame they still miss out the ottoman and communist periods, as if it would create a much more interesting and complex overall story”

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