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Explore the Top 10 attractions in Sofia with Coach Charter Europe - your bus rental company

Explore the Top 10 attractions in Sofia with Coach Charter Europe - your bus rental company
Sofia, the capital of the Balkan state Bulgaria, is located in the west of the country at the foot of Mount Vitosha. The city's landmarks date back to over 2,000 years, some of which were under Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet rule. The medieval church of Bojana has frescoes from the 13th century. The rotunda of St. George, built by the Romans in the 4th century, has medieval and Ottoman decorations that date back to the 10th century. Sofia, the capital of the Balkan state of Bulgaria, is situated in the western part of the country at the foot of Mount Vitosha. The city's landmarks date back to over 2,000 years, some of them under Greek, Roman, Ottoman, and Soviet rule. The medieval church of Bojan has frescoes from the 13th century. The Rotunda of St. George, designed by the Romans in the 4th century, has medieval and ottoman decorations dating back to the 10th century.

Coach Charter Europe’s bus company has been prospering in the coach charter marketplace for over four decades. Bus Company can provide options of a variety of bus rental sizes and services. Our airport shuttle coaches can pick you up from Sofia airport to travel comfortably to your hotel in Sofia. Another option is to rent a chartered bus with driver to visit all landmarks around Sofia safely, and comfortably. Of course the option of having a coach with driver for multi-day trip visiting other cities, and crossing into neighboring countries by rental bus and Tour Bus is also possible. For all kinds of itineraries, Coach Charter Europe is the reliable transport to have when exploring Sofia, and its beautiful surrounding areas. You can just send a request to Coach Charter Europe’s tour bus section by email and find more details about our charter bus services.

Coach Charter Europe can advocate top 10 points to be on your program when exploring Sofia as follows:

1. St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

The size of this building is going to blow you away. Within St. Alexander Nevski has space for 10,000 people and is the second largest cathedral in the Balkan region. As with much of Sofia 's grand architecture, the city's cathedral dates back to the 1880s. It was just after the Ottomans had been overthrown and the state of Bulgaria had been re-established. It was originally dedicated to Russian soldiers who had lost their lives during this liberation. When you're inside, look up at the ceiling of the main cupola, which has a mural of the Lord God of the Sabbath. 

2. The National Palace Of Culture

Established in 1981 as part of Bulgaria's 1300th anniversary celebrations, the National Palace of Culture in the heart of the city center is a striking sight to behold in itself. The sprawling hexagonal house, made mainly of grass and concrete, was designed by the renowned Bulgarian architect Alexander Georgiev Barov, an artist whose work was prolific during the Bulgarian Communist period. Today, the building and the surrounding gardens are an impressive example of the revolutionary architecture of the past, with its elegant and functional designs, its sharp geometrical lines and its intimidating scale all adding to its historic artistic significance. As the largest conference center in Europe, the Palace hosts a variety of exciting activities, from art exhibits to musical concerts, which ensures that tourists can be sure to experience something interesting during their visit. Thousands of exhibits and displays are seen here all year round.

3. St. George Rotunda

The heart of ancient Serdica and the oldest building in modern Sofia, this red brick church was built back in the 300s. It's a wonder that this building has survived unscathed for such a long time, and all around there are fascinating little details that bring home the great age of the site and the civilizations that have gone by. Move inside to see the intricate medieval frescoes that were painted by the Ottomans when the church was converted into a mosque in the 1600s. Outside you can see the flagstones of the Roman street and the ruins of Ancient Serdica. 

4. Borislova Gradina Park

The bright lights, tall buildings and busy streets of Sofia may often make it feel like a concrete jungle; take a trip to Borislova Gradina Park for some fresh air and tranquility in the city centre. Established in 1884 and named after Boris III of Bulgaria, the park is divided into three sections. -- section was planned by another successful and experienced gardener: Joseph Frei, Georgi Duhtev and Daniel Neff. Having a range of beautiful green spaces and tree nurseries, as well as its famously attractive water lily pool, the park is a charming place to appreciate Bulgaria's natural beauty. For historians and architectural enthusiasts, the park is also home to the Borisova Gradin TV Tower, an impressive 14-story building that acted as headquarters for the first Bulgarian national television broadcasts in 1959. 

5. Boyana Church

This UNESCO heritage site is situated on the lower slopes of Vitosha Mountain (which we'll come to next). The location of this medieval church is almost dreamlike, in a grove of tall softwood trees in a quiet suburb of the city. Boyana Church was constructed in three stages from the 1000s to the 1800s, but the most important additions were made during the Second Bulgarian Empire in the 1200s. This is when the beautiful interior frescoes were painted, portraying some 240 historical and biblical figures in real life.

6. National Institute of Archaeology

Ferdinand I was at hand when this museum was inaugurated back in 1905 as a way of getting under one roof all the important archeological discoveries scattered across Sofia and Bulgaria. And the roof they selected was that of the city's former Grand Mosque, decommissioned after the Bulgarian Revival. The main sections here are the Prehistory, the Main Hall (containing objects from classical civilizations), the Medieval Section and the Treasury. The last one on the list is the Valchitran and Lukovit Jewels, two spectacular hordes of Thracian Gold. Discovered in 1953, the Lukovit Treasure dates back to 1953.  

7. Pod Lipite Tavern

Pod Lipite Tavern is one of Sofia 's oldest bars and restaurants and is a rustic pub dated back to 1926, which once had been the favorite haunt of such notable figures as actress Elena Snezhina and writer Angel Karaliychev. The Pod Lipite is a true taste of authentic Bulgarian cuisine and uses traditional recipes and cuisine methods to make nutritious home made Bulgarian dishes with ingredients from the restaurant's own farm. Moving into the restaurant itself feels like going back into the past, with its stone walls, wooden beams and brick fireplace that evokes a homely, rural charm that erases all the signs of a busy modernity. A meal in Pod Lipite is a true top spot in Sofia, not just for its original flavors but also for its unique atmosphere, style and history. 

8. Ivan Vazov National Theatre

This theater was designed in 1909 by the Viennese architects Helmer & Fellner who maintained a collection of lavish buildings in Central Europe. True to its shape, Ivan Vazov National Theatre, is a majestic neoclassical structure which has remained the last word in Bulgarian culture to this day. The building, with a towering portico, is an iconic sight of Bulgaria, which appears on banknotes and is the most prominent of its dramatic productions.

9. Central Mineral Baths

Sofia has a lot of spring activity, and since medieval times these waters have attracted people. In this location, the Ottomans established their own hammam and after the Bulgarian revival a new bath complex was constructed. The Central Baths date back to 1913 and were in use until the mid-1980s. It's one of Sofia's most photographed buildings designed in the neo-Byzantinian style with a large cathedral behind an impressive Vestibule. If you're bold enough, you 're free to try it.

10. Park Vrana

These are the bases of the stately home of the aristocratic Simeon II, a Bulgarian tsar from 1943 to 46 until he went into exile. On his return from 2001-05, he was Prime Minister. The estate is open only in weekends, so you can't access any of the houses, but the landscaped gardens are among the most tranquil areas in Sofia. Every hour, many language tour snippets are provided to visit the palace and its grounds. 

Coach Charter Europe facilitates every step along the way in achieving perfect group transport. Bus Company places our decades’ long knowledge and awareness in the bus rental industry to provide your trip with the finest tour bus rental services. You are welcome to request your airport shuttle service, tour bus service, or long charter bus service from our online shop. Our modern fleet of charter buses with many sizes will provide the necessary transport for your group needs. Our bus company's Coach Charter Europe provides professional drivers as well as understanding booking team. We look ahead to receiving your inquest to provide you the appropriate transport quote for your Sofia group travel needs.





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