One day Sofia tour

Hi everyone and welcome to day two of second guest blogging weekend! I’ve had such an amazing response and there are lots of fantastic bloggers lined up for you over the coming weeks! I am so excited for this new venture and hope to make it a long running series to get all of you involved! Read until the end to find out how YOU can be involved in my next weekend! For my first post I have a wonderful piece about What to see in Mostar by a wonderful blogger called Denise! Enjoy!

Hi everyone! I’m Denise from Piece of Denise. Today I’m bringing you with me to my home town. Have you heard about the state on the Balkan Peninsula where the people shake their heads to say yes and nod for no? Those strange guys live in Bulgaria where you are going to land any minute.
We’ll meet at the airport.

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Feel warmly welcomed at Sofia Airport! Sofia Airport is the main international airport of Bulgaria located 10 km (6.2 mi) east from the centre of the capital city Sofia. In 2017 the airport surpassed 6 million passengers for the first time and handled a total of 6,490,096 passengers. Sofia Airport Metro Station of Line 1 is situated next to Terminal 2 of the airport and provides a fast connection to the city centre.
A free shuttle bus is available from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and the Metro Station between 07:00 and 19:00 h.

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Business Park Sofia is the first business park in Bulgaria and the largest office park in Central and Eastern Europe. The facility accommodates some of the most successful businesses in diverse industries. The park is designed to provide efficiency, flexibility and convenience to corporate tenants of any size and scope. It is a genuine multi-functional high-tech business park, which combines essential business components and related sectors in a vibrant community. BPS consists of 14 buildings. Its plot area is 89,000 m² and the total built-up area is 186,300 m².

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While on we are still on the topic of business, let’s catch the metro and go to Capital Fort. This is a Business Center is a Class A office building in Sofia. It is the first skyscraper in Sofia and one of the tallest building in Bulgaria.

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Enough with the work and business for today, let’s go to the historical city center.
Feeling hungry already? I’m suggesting you to try a mekitsa. This is a traditional Bulgarian dish made of kneaded dough made with yogurt that is deep fried. They are made with flour, eggs, yogurt, a leavening agent, water, salt, and oil. In Serbia they are called mekike (sing. mekika). They are similar to Hungarian lángos. Mekitsa is conventionally a breakfast dish.

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After this bunch of calories we can have a walk in the City Garden, which is nearby the National Theatre. Named after Ivan Vazov – the Bulgarian ‘Shakespeare’ – it’s a beautiful building and surrounded by lush gardens.

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We can also have a look at The Church of St George; an Early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered the oldest building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is situated behind the Sheraton Hotel, amid remains of the ancient town of Serdica.

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At the end of the street we can see the St. Nedelya Church (means “Sunday”). a medieval church that has suffered destruction through the ages and has been reconstructed many times. Unfortunately this beautiful building became a victim of a communist terrorist attack on on 16 April 1925. You can read more about it here –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Nedelya_Church_assault

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The end of the day is coming and so does our final destination – Alexander Nevsky Cathedral; a cross-domed basilica featuring an emphasised central dome. The cathedral’s gold-plated dome is 45 m high (148 ft), with the bell tower reaching 53 metres (174 ft). The temple has 12 bells with total weight of 23 tons, the heaviest weighing 12 tons and the lightest 10 kilograms (22 lb). The interior is decorated with Italian marble in various colours, Brazilian onyx, alabaster, and other luxurious materials. The central dome has the Lord’s Prayer inscribed around it, with thin gold letters.

Now then our one day journey ends here. I’m super happy of being your guide today and I’m also thinking about all those other beautiful things which I wanted to show you. But as we said in Bulgaria – “too good is not good”. If I made smile or motivate to explore more about the city at least one of you my mission is accomplished. : )

I’m sure you will all agree that that post was such an inspiring and wonderful read! Thank you so much Denise for sharing! Here are the links so you can check out more of the inspiring content her site has to offer:

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21 thoughts on “One day Sofia tour

  1. George@BritVoyage says:

    Sophia looks like a beautiful city. I went to Sunny Beach for a week a few years ago and desperately wanted to return to explore the more historical and cultural aspects of Bulgaria, especially the cathedrals. Thank you for guiding us!

    Georgia

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    • piece0fdenise says:

      Thank you, Georgia! Must say that Sunny Beach isn’t the most representative place, in my opinion. But I’m glad to hear that you’ve liked it! 🙂 If you decide to visit Sofia, you can write me anytime, so I can recommend you whatever you’re interested in.

      Kind Regards,
      Denise

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    • piece0fdenise says:

      Hi Giana,

      I must say that I love Malaga! I had the opportunity to also visit Marbella this was an amaizing trip. If I have to be honest, I think that Bulgarians and Spaniards have a lot in common. 🙂

      Kind Regards,
      Denise

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    • piece0fdenise says:

      Hi, Donna! 🙂 Happy to see you find it interesting.
      It’s an ice cream on the top of the mekitsa. That’s really unusual, but I guess the people from the coffee were trying to combine the traditional dish with something unconditional for the Bulgarian cuisine.

      Kind Regards,
      Denise

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