Sofia the ever growing and never aging city is the heart of Bulgaria that is known for its scenic beauties and breathtaking landscapes. Sofia is a sprawling metropolis now and offers the best amenities to a visitor. Every year thousands of visitors flock this wonderful and unique city for what it has to offer to its visitors. The city of Sofia has a very rich history dating back to the 8th century BC and ever since it has been growing to become what it is today.
The City of Sofia is known for its natural beauty as it is situated in the Sofia valley at the foothills of the Vitosha Mountains that stands to a height of 2280 meters. The whole city is formed around a mineral spring that can be found at the center of the City now. The City having such a long history has a very rich cultural heritage that can be seen and felt everywhere in the city. You have more than 250 monuments and important buildings that are culturally, historically and archeologically important in the city of Sofia.
Many people have ruled over the Sofia region and all of them have left their marks on the city. When you come to the City of Sofia as a visitor you can find many types of monuments that have been built by the Romans, Slavs, Thracians, Byzantines, Proto-Turks and Bulgarians dotting the cityscape and form the best mix of cultural diversity of the region. There are many important places to visit during your stay in Sofia.
When you are in Sofia you can visit the most important places like St. George Rotunda, the cathedral of the Alexander Nevski, St. Sofia Church, the National theater Ivan Vazov, the Russian church of the St. Nocholai, the Parliament building and the Sofia University building. Each of these exhibits a unique blend of architectural splendor, which you cannot see in nay other city.
The City of Sofia is well known for its shopping and you have many of the best shopping areas located on the Vitosha Boulevard which is closed for vehicles to facilitate the easy way for pedestrians do the shopping in a leisurely way. Many other shopping centers are also available at places like the Rakovski Str, Graf Ignatiev Str and Pirotska Str in the City. The Tzum and the Tsentralni Hall offer the western style malls for shopping in the city.
The City of Sofia is well known for its historic background and you can see many types of museums that have art pieces, artifacts, images and documents that depict the life and culture of this centuries old town. You can buy lots of history-oriented items in the shops in front of the Alexander Nevski church. Things available include various types of Souvenirs, Russian dolls, reproduction icons, jewelry, wooden items, ceramics, lace and embroidered tablecloths.
The City of Sofia is rich in Bulgarian wine and Red Melnik, the Rakiya, the Grozdva and the Silvova are very famous and are available at all places in the city. Thus this unique city can offer everything you desire during your vacation to this great city.