Sofia, Bulgaria


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Fountain in front of National Theater. More: Chess | Flickr http://goo.gl/u8ew and http://buff.ly/Us5H8j


Memorial of John Atanasoff, inventor of first computer in front of National Post Office


Pencho Slaveykov (left sculpture) and his father Petko (right sculpture) on Slaveykov Square in Sofia. Both were prominent writers in the last century.


A statue of St Sophia


St Nedelya Church


Church of St. George built by the Romans in the 4th century AD is the oldest building in Sofia


Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. More: Alexander Nevski | Flickr http://goo.gl/gZCi and http://buff.ly/Us5Dp1


Hagia Sophia Church - the second oldest church in Sofia


Russian Church, Sofia. More: Gratitude | Flickr http://goo.gl/tnIj


Former royal palace at Battenberg Square, now National Art Gallery


Banya Bashi Mosque - one of the oldest mosques in Europe completed in 1576


Sofia Synagogue -- one of the largest in Europe

Rick Steves podcast about Bulgaria: "Travelers to Bulgaris can expect Ancient Byzantine and Ottoman influences and experience Mummers and midwives keeping traditions dating back to the ancient Thracians and Romans times alive."

Click here to download the podcast MP3 file.

Related reading:

Seven Bulgarian Wonders Impress the World. News.BG.
Bulgarian National Symbols. News.BG.
Sofia aerial views on Flickr: 1, 2.
Bulgaria: My favourite European country. History, culture, magnificent scenery and some of the frendliest people on the continent. Flickr user MabTone 42.
Sofia set on Flickr by a journalist living in Turkey comparing the 2 countries.
Sylvester Stallone: Sofia is a Great City. News.bg, 09/2008.
Travel Guide Sofia City  http://goo.gl/wfvmz
Sofia, Bulgaria | Flickr http://bit.ly/TnDCNn
"Dialog impossible" | Sofia on Flickr http://bit.ly/TnDJsl

Published: 11/24/2007
Updated: 11/29/2012

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