Top things to do in Sofia

Top Choice Church in Sofia

Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

One of the symbols not just of Sofia but of Bulgaria itself, this massive, awe-inspiring church was built between 1882 and 1912 in memory of the 200,000 Russian soldiers who died fighting for Bulgaria’s independence…
Top Choice International in Sofia

Made In Home

Sofia's popular entrant into the worldwide, locally sourced, slow-food trend (the name refers to the fact that all items are made in-house). The cooking is eclectic, with dollops of Middle Eastern (eg hummus) and Tu…
Top Choice Bulgarian in Sofia

Niko'las

The menu boasts a 'taste of the Balkans with an Asian twist', which undersells the amazing food on offer here. Expect the likes of smoked trout topped with beetroot, goat cheese and poached pear, or grilled seabass …
Top Choice Church in Sofia

Sveta Sofia Church

Sveta Sofia is one of the capital's oldest churches, and gave the city its name. A subterranean museum houses an ancient necropolis, with 56 tombs and the remains of four other churches. Outside are the Tomb of the …
Church in Sofia

Boyana Church

Tiny 13th-century Boyana Church is included on Unesco’s World Heritage list and its 90 murals are among the very finest examples of Bulgarian medieval artwork. A combined ticket includes entry to both the church and…
Bulgarian in Sofia

Manastirska Magernitsa

This traditional mehana (tavern) is among the best places in Sofia to sample authentic Bulgarian cuisine. The enormous menu features recipes collected from monasteries across the country, with dishes such as ‘drunke…
Cafe in Sofia

Fabrika Daga

A classic third-gen coffee roaster with lots of exposed piping and a coffee menu scrawled on a chalkboard. Espressos, vacuum pots and French presses squeeze out java drinks from a wide variety of exotic beans. It al…
Bulgarian in Sofia

MoMa Bulgarian Food & Wine

An update on the traditional mehana (taverna), serving typical Bulgarian foods such as grilled meats and meatballs, but in a more modern and understated interior. The result is one of the best nights out in town. St…
International in Sofia

Boho

Contemporary eclectic favorites like burgers and sweet-potato fries, hummus, pulled pork, avocado toast, and pancakes -- all reasonably priced and served in a bright, stylish locale. There's a huge garden out back f…
International in Sofia

Little Things

It's the little things – knick-knacks, toys, books, flowers – that give this charming spot its name, but it's the large portions of delightful, homestyle food that keep locals coming back for more. Mains include han…