Sveta Sofia Church
Aleksander Nevski Church
One of the symbols not just of Sofia but of Bulgaria itself, this massive, awe-inspiring church was built between 1882 and 1912 in...
Aleksander Nevski Crypt
To the left of the church's main entrance, a door leads down to the crypt, which now houses Bulgaria's biggest and best collection of...
Sofia University Botanic Garden
Sofia's small Botanic Garden includes a glasshouse filled with palms and cacti, a rose garden and various trees and flowers (labelled in...
‘At the Mayor’s’ is a microbrewery serving its own ‘Kmetsko’ beer, available in litre and, for the very thirsty, metre-length measures....
Sveta Sofia Church information
Lonely Planet review
Sveta Sofia Church is the capital's oldest, and gave the city its name. Inside the much-restored red-brick church, you can see evidence of its earlier incarnations through glass panels in the floor. Outside are the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and an eternal flame, and the grave of Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria's most revered writer.