"Sofia - Capital at the foot of Mount Vitosha" Top 5 Page for this destination Sofia by HORSCHECK
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In September 2009 we started our 2 weeks trip through Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, which is located at the foot of the mountain range Vitosha (2290 m). We reached Sofia by plane from Germany and left it by train to Nis in Serbia.
With about 1,4 million inhabitants it is the country's largest city. The main landmark is the massive Bulgarian-Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Among other architecturally interesting buildings are the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the Church of St. George, the Russian Church St. Nicolas, the Banya Bashi Mosque and the Central Baths.
Also well worth seeing are several sights from Communist times, like the Former Communist Party building and the Soviet Army Monument.
A highlight of our time in Sofia was of course a VT meeting with a few local VT members and a VT member from Spain. So thanks a lot to ChristinaNest for organising everything.
“Man is only really man where he plays."
--- Friedrich Schiller ---
- Pros:Fabulous mixture of architecture from Socialist Realism to Viennese Secession.
- Cons:No proper Tourist Information Office.
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