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Best things to do in Sofia

Church
“As citizens of Sofia sometimes we forget to appreciate the beautiful sides of the city. The Cathedral and the surroundings are surely one of these places. A few minutes walking distance away university ‘’Saint Climent Ohridski’’ and the ‘’Doctor’s’’ garden are located. Near are also metro station ‘’Serdika’’ and ‘’Saint Climent Ohridski’’.”
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Theater
“Located at the heart of Sofia, national theatre ‘’Ivan Vazov’’ is one of the best places to chill after you finish exploring the city during the day. I highly recommend going there later in the day and enjoy yourself a beer with friends. If you are keen on plays you can check if there is one on the theatre’s website. It’s easy to reach – next to metro station Serdika. ”
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Park
“Boris's Garden is the largest park in Sofia. First, the park is called the Nursery, later called Pipiniere. Until 1885 the park is also popular as the Tsarigradska garden. After the birth of the Crown Prince Boris Tarnovski was renamed the Knyaz Borisova Garden. Under the totalitarian regime (1944-1989) the name was changed to Park of Freedom. Following the democratization of the country, the park was again named Boris III.”
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Shopping Mall
“One of the best malls around with cinema, playgrounds, lots of food and shop establishments, cafes, shisha bar and the like. Keep in mind it is very crowded on weekends.”
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Park
“You will be surprised how green Sofia is. Large parks and smaller green areas are one of Sofia’s great advantages. Make sure to enjoy at least a couple of hours walking around Geo Milev park, South Park or Borisova Garden (Sofia’s largest park). ”
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Shopping Mall
“The Mall has 210 shops that handle both Bulgarian and international brands of clothes, shoes, sports goods and more. There is also a grocery store there. There are separate large dining areas. No movie theater. Address: 48 Sitnyakovo Boulevard”
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Shopping Mall
“The nearest shopping center. You can find any kind of clothes and shoes of brands like Bershka, Reserved, H@M, ZARA, after a long day you can have nice dinner in Happy restaurant and relax with one movie in I-max cinema. ”
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Art Gallery
“National Art Gallery exhibits one the best masterpieces from Bulgarian artists”
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Park
“Located near the centre of Sofia, ‘’Borisova Garden’’ is a unique place to spend an afternoon with your friends or beloved one. Be it chilling on the grass, walking around or even making a picnic it will surely make you feel at ease and enjoy your time there. You can find it next to Eagle’s bridge. ”
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Convention Center
“The National Palace of Culture (Национален дворец на културата, Natsionalen dvorets na kulturata; abbreviated as НДК, NDK), located in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is the largest, multifunctional conference and exhibition centre in south-eastern Europe. It was opened in 1981 in celebration of Bulgaria's 1300th anniversary. ”
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Gastropub
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“Step back in time at Raketa, a restaurant that teasingly harkens back to the era of socialism in Bulgaria with its Communist memorabilia and other retro decor. You'll want to explore the extensive selection of rakia, a traditional Balkan spirit similar to brandy. Take recommendations from your server if you feel overwhelmed, and perhaps stumble over to Sputnik next door afterwards to continue the night with some offbeat, unique cocktails. Reservations recommended.”
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Route
“Vitosha Boulevard is the main commercial street in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, which is abundant in posh stores, restaurants and bars.”
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Nightclub
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“Fancy place in the center, higher prices than the average but the place is very cosy”
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Park
“"Zaimov" is a park in Sofia, named after General Vladimir Zaimov. Sofia Drama Theater, Sfumato Theatrical Workshop and Regional Health Center are located in the park.”
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Restaurant
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“great atmosphere, delicious cuisine, creative interior decoration, reservation recommendable”
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Bar
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“The best garden in Sofia. The place offers excellent cocktails and delicious appetizers”
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