Sofia, the third oldest capital in Europe

Sofia It is the largest city and capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. With a poblation of 1,270,450 inhabitants (which makes it the fourteenth most inhabited city in the European Union), is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of the Vitosha massif. Its history goes back to 8th century BC, which makes it very attractive for tourists who want to see part of the past that still survives among the most modern sculptures and buildings.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Enjoy a moderate continental climate with important variations in temperatures. The hottest month is usually August and January the coldest. About 600mm Annual rainfall is what the city receives on average annually, concentrated mostly in the summer. At that time of year, it is less warm than other areas of Bulgaria due to the altitude at which it is anchored. However, the temperatures they can exceed 40ºC.

Sofia at night

Sofia is the economic center of the country. With more than 800 factories and production centers, the country survives mainly thanks to the industrial sector. Metal products, textiles, electronic articles, leather and rubber articles… are some of the products that are produced in abundance. Construction, transport and commerce are also gaining weight in the country's GDP. The Outsourcing of cheap Bulgarian labor, has made many European multinationals have transferred their production processes to the capital of Bulgaria.

Sofia and the Vitosha Massif

As for the transport and infrastructureWe can say the city approves with good marks. With good routes for trains (8 stations), trams and cars, it has a good airport, the Sofia Airport. Nor can we forget the large fleet of buses that run through the city.

Trolley car

Soccer is the national sport par excellence. Basketball and volleyball follow suit. The most important stadium in Sofia is the Vasil Levski National Stadium, with capacity for 43,000 viewers. The most important clubs in the city are Levski Sofia, CSKA Sofia, Akademic Sofia, Spartak Sofia, Lokomotiv Sofia and Slavia Sofia.

Sofia University

Places of interest you cannot miss

- Church of San Jorge
- Alexander Nevski Cathedral
- Church of Saint Sophia
- Banya Bashi Mosque
- Sveta-Nedenyi Cathedral
- Boyana Church
- Sofia Synagogue
- National Art Gallery
- Sofia University
- Ivan Vazov National Theater
- Equestrian Statue of Alexander II
- Ethnographic Museum
- National Archaeological Museum
- Santo Domingo Cathedral
- Ruins of Eumolpia

St. George Church

София България (November 2020)

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