Capitals Medieval and Modern

After visiting Bulgaria's lively capital travel eastward to this historic town known for its university and hilltop views, absorbing authentic local culture.

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  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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    Sofia, Bulgaria

  • 2

    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

  • 3

    Sofia, Bulgaria

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Things to do in and around Sofia

  • Sofia: Sin City HDR
  • Sofia
  • Sofia - National Museum of History
  • Pygmy marmoset
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ledenika cave
  • Боровец
  • Bulgaria-02877 - National Archaeological Museum
  • Ancient Roman Bathhouse and Church
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  • Boyana Church
  • Plovdiv
  • Church of St Petka of the Saddlers-2
  • The Geyzer of Sapareva Banya
  • Osogovo Fun Park
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Sofia

Bulgaria, Sofia City region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture3 nights

Bulgaria's capital is a fusion of old and new, with historic churches and Soviet remnants alongside modern amenities, parks, and galleries.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and is the 15th largest city in the European Union. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50km drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the center of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000BCE and is Europe's second-oldest city. Among its many attractions you may find the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, palaces, churches, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Самоводска чаршия
  • Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria-1045 - Every Inch a Painting
  • Holy Forty Martyrs Church, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Първата къща / The first house
  • Etara / Етъра
  • Bulgaria-1001 - Right side of Tsarevets as I Leave
  • Gurko Street, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Църквата
  • Eat Outdoors in Style
  • Bulgaria-1049 - Goodbye Veliko Tarnovo
  • Krushuna Waterfalls, Bulgaria
  • Transfiguration Monastery - Преображенски манастир
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Veliko Tarnovo

Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo region

HistoricFoodNight lifeActiveNature2 nights

Also known as the "City of the Tsars," this vibrant university city is home to historic buildings, steep hills, and beautiful views.

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative center of Veliko Tarnovo Province. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. Its attractions include the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, and also a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls.
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Things to do in and around Sofia

  • Sofia: Sin City HDR
  • Sofia
  • Sofia - National Museum of History
  • Pygmy marmoset
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ledenika cave
  • Боровец
  • Bulgaria-02877 - National Archaeological Museum
  • Ancient Roman Bathhouse and Church
  • IMG_2339
  • Boyana Church
  • Plovdiv
   
3

Sofia

Bulgaria, Sofia City region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture1 night

Bulgaria's capital is a fusion of old and new, with historic churches and Soviet remnants alongside modern amenities, parks, and galleries.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and is the 15th largest city in the European Union. The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country, within less than 50km drive from the Serbian border. Its location in the center of the Balkan peninsula means that it is the midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, whereas the Aegean Sea is the closest to it. Sofia has been an area of human habitation since at least 7000BCE and is Europe's second-oldest city. Among its many attractions you may find the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art Gallery, Natural History Museum, palaces, churches, and much more.
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