"Sofia" Sofia by julia79

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Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria. It is situated near Vitosha mountain.
It is the main administrative, industrial, cultural center of the country. The name of Sofia comes from the name of the temple and cathedral "Saint Sofia".
To the end of 2008 the inhabitants of the city are 1 300 000. Sofia is one of the oldest European capitals with more than 7000 years of history. The old name of the capital is Serdika.

Old Sofia

I am interested in seeing Sofia years ago, so sometimes I find some strange pictures in Internet. These pictures make me laugh because there is really a big difference between old and new Sofia. They make me being sad too, because I'd like to live in old Sofia-it's not been so big and dirty as it's now. Here you can see some old pictures:

The Palace

Alexander Sq.

Alexander Blvd.

Targovska Str.

Moskovska Str.

Maria Luiza Blvd.

Sveta Nedelia Sq.

Alexander Nevski Sq.

Rakovska Str.




Historical maps

Sofia in Internet

Sofia Municipality

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Pretty good parties, pubs, restaurants.
  • Cons:Dirty streets
  • In a nutshell:Well, it's OK :)
  • Intro Updated Mar 18, 2009
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