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Sofia

Trip Planner Europe  /  Bulgaria  /  Sofia Region  /  Sofia
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia. This city of over one million residents offers a number of museums, monuments, and ruins. With several thousand years of history, and the various architecture and styles of changing empires, this city has beautiful sites for art and history lovers. View Roman and Byzantine designs, as well as communist structures. Explore Sofia's many charming cobblestoned neighborhoods, such as Vitosha, located at the base of the famous nearby ski mountain where the National Historical Museum is located. Spend time at buzzing cafes and shops, and enjoy the city's fantastic nightlife. Access all of Sofia's sites with ease via trams, buses, and trolleys. In the build up to your vacation in Sofia, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Bulgaria online visit planner .
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Where to stay in Sofia

Set yourself up for easy and convenient access to Sofia's historical core and its most popular tourist sites by staying in an upscale hotel in the city center. While you'll find some hotels on the main boulevard, look for modern hotels off the main streets to keep costs lower. Staying outside the center in the outlying neighborhoods means you'll need to use public transportation, but the network is extensive and accommodation prices farther out are lower. For a real budget-friendly option, consider staying in a hostel; the city boasts a wide array of these, many of which include breakfast.
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