About Sofia

The capital of Bulgaria – Sofia offers unique opportunities for combining professional engagements with an extensive array of modern meeting facilities, with pleasant rest and interesting places to visit.

The city is located at the foot of Mount Vitosha (2286m). This magnificent mountain resort is well equipped with up-to-date skiing facilities and easily accessible by road or by cabin and chair lifts from the very outskirts of the city.

Only an hour drive away is the beautiful mountain resort of Borovets, Mount Rila (2925m) – also a popular place for skiing and tourism.In close proximity to the capital are Pancherevo and Iskar lakes, offering excellent opportunities for fishing, windsurfing and yachting.

Built in Neo-Byzantine style, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral is the largest church monument on the Balkan Peninsula fascinating visitors with its breathtaking paintings of biblical scenes and saints. The crypt of the Cathedral exhibits over 300 icons tracing the development of the Bulgarian icon panting.

The Boyana church is one of the most valuable memorials of Bulgarian and European culture boasting frescoes, acclaimed by specialists as “the best examples of eastern mediaeval art during its twelve century history”.

The National Museum of History in Sofia is one of the most prominent history museums on the Balkans with 650, 000 objects and the richest archeological archive on display.

The acclaimed Sofia Opera House and Philharmonic Orchestra share the stage with performing artists from around the world and attract a continual stream of visitors.

Bulgaria’s biggest international and domestic airport is just a 15 minute drive from the city centre, with 500 flights and 24 passenger airlines flying into Sofia each week.

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