Sofia History Museum
Bulgarians queue here throughout the day to fill plastic bottles from the taps of around a dozen fountains, situated in the open air...
Banya Bashi Mosque
Sofia’s only working mosque was built in 1576. It’s certainly an eye-catching edifice, and the red-brick minaret makes a convenient...
Ancient Serdica Complex
This remarkable, partly covered excavation site, situated just above the Serdika metro station, displays the remains of the Roman city,...
Dom Na Kinoto
Shows a varied program of Bulgarian-language, independent and vintage foreign films.
Central Hali Shopping Centre
Several outlets in the upstairs food court of this market hall sell cheap fast food, such as kebabs, pizzas and ice cream, as well as...
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Sofia History Museum information
The history of Sofia is presented on two floors of the magnificent former Turkish Mineral Baths, just behind the mosque. Exhibitions are divided thematically over eight chambers, with the most interesting rooms dedicated to the Bulgarian royal families of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the findings of recent archeological digs around town. There are plenty of signs in English.
The Mineral Baths – also known as the Turkish Baths – was completed in 1913. Its elegant striped facade and ceramic decorations recall the designs of the medieval churches in Nesebâr on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.