Lions Bridge


This late 19th-century landmark bridge, flanked by four large lions, crosses the Vladaya River and connects the northern edge of the city centre with the train and bus stations.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sofia attractions

1. Drinking Fountains

0.34 MILES

Bulgarians queue here throughout the day to fill plastic bottles from the taps of around a dozen fountains, situated in the open air just next to the…

2. Sofia Synagogue

0.35 MILES

Sofia’s Moorish-style synagogue was designed by Austrian architect Friedrich Gruenanger, and was consecrated in 1909. Built to accommodate up to 1170…

3. Banya Bashi Mosque

0.38 MILES

Sofia’s only working mosque was built in 1576. It’s certainly an eye-catching edifice, and the red-brick minaret makes a convenient landmark. Visitors are…

4. Sofia History Museum

0.38 MILES

The history of Sofia is presented on two floors of the magnificent former Turkish Mineral Baths, just behind the mosque. Exhibitions are divided…

5. Sofia Monument

0.49 MILES

Erected in 2001 on the site where a gigantic statue of Lenin once stood, this 24m-high monument was created as a new civic symbol for the city. The bronze…

6. Sveta Petka Samardzhiiska Church


This tiny church, located in the centre of the Serdika metro complex, was built during the early years of Ottoman rule (late 14th century), which explains…

7. Ancient Serdica Complex


This remarkable, partly covered excavation site, situated just above the Serdika metro station, displays the remains of the Roman city, Serdica, that once…

8. Party House

0.52 MILES

This domineering Stalinist monolith, built in 1953, was once the headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party. It is now used as government offices and…