Sofia city centre hotel's location near area attractions
The capital and largest city in Bulgaria, Sofia is surrounded by picturesque mountains, ideal for hiking and snow skiing adventures. Vitosha Mountain welcomes guests to experience its winding trails and panoramic views. In addition, a number of challenging golf courses are located within a half-hour's drive of the hotel.
Architecturally important buildings, monuments and churches attest to the rich cultural life found in the city centre. This hotel's location affords guests easy access to the National Palace of Culture and the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov." Another must-see attraction stands in the heart of Sofia, where the streets are paved with distinctive yellow cobblestones. Here, travellers will discover what is recognised as the most remarkable building in Sofia, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a present for Tsar Ferdinand’s wedding from the Austro-Hungarian royal family.
Guests who venture a bit farther afield can also visit Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located at the base of Vitosha Mountain. Plan a day trip to see additional Bulgarian landmarks, including Rila Monastery and the old town of Plovdiv.
Sofia also boasts a modern, dynamic spirit. Fashionable boutiques, stylish restaurants and lively nightclubs bring a vibrant energy to the Bulgarian capital.
National Palace of Culture
The internationally recognised National Palace of Culture is the largest multifunctional congress, conference, convention and exhibition centre in southeastern Europe.
The National Assembly of Bulgaria and the President's Administration building
Built in the Neo-renaissance style, the historically significant National Assembly of Bulgaria houses the unicameral parliament and body of the legislative power of the Republic of Bulgaria. The main entrance of the President’s Administration building is guarded by soldiers dressed in traditional red-and-white parade uniforms. Hundreds of spectators gather on the hour to see the ceremonial changing of the guard.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
An iconic treasure, the spectacular Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is famous for its 20th-century architecture. Constructed between 1882 and 1912, the cathedral was built to honour the Russian soldiers who died fighting to liberate Bulgaria from Turkish rule in the war of 1878.
National Museum of History
Among the largest museums in the Balkans, the National Museum of History counts more than 650 000 items in its collection, which dates to prehistoric ages. Visitors can explore various thematic exhibitions, as well as numerous treasures and important documents.
Offering both shopping and entertainment, these stylish centres serve as meeting points for citizens and guests:
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