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Moving around in Bulgaria - transportation

In addition to the buses, fixed-route taxis as well as mini buses are also very popular in the Country. They are known to make fewer stops, which makes it possible to reduce travel time even more. The fare is however slightly higher. In Sofia, there operates a subway which is represented at the moment by only one underground line. The fare is around 50 cents. You can also order a taxi in Bulgaria. They are usually yellow cars with checkers and you will mostly find a price list with quotations fixed on their side window. On the territory of the country there is a huge number of air harbors, but only three of them are international airports. They are located in Sofia, Varna, and Burgas. … Open

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Today the tourism sector makes a big contribution to the country’s GDP. The growth prospect has been observed since 2007. More than 6% of the total number of the able-bodied population is employed in this sector. Most tourists come to Bulgaria from the neighboring countries of the European Union. The presence of several thousand mineral springs on the territory of Bulgaria, as well as ski resorts and coastal zones, gives an opportunity to the development of tourism without much significant investment. The foreign economic policy of the country is focused on the transparency of the economy and the conclusion of trade and mutually beneficial relations not only with neighboring European countries, but with the states of Asia and America. At present, Bulgaria maintains diplomatic relations with more than 120 countries of the world. For more than 60 years, Bulgaria has been an active member of the UN, and also participates in hundreds of other international organizations. … Open
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Sofia sightseeing

Those, who like shopping, should go to Vitosha Boulevard, which is considered the main shopping street of the city. In addition to shops and souvenir outlets you will find here several cozy restaurants and cafes. While walking, you'll be truly surprised to see such a large number of monuments right at every step. St. George Church is the symbol of the "Old Sofia", which was built in the 6th century. During its 15 … Open

Cultural excursion through Sofia - things to see

The red brick building can be seen even from remote areas of the city. Travelers can appreciate the appearance of the mosque and access its interior; in hours free of prayers entry is open to devotees of any religion. A lot of impressions will give a trip to the Ivan Vazov House Museum. This is where the internationally renowned Bulgarian writer lived and worked; in several rooms the situation of the early 20th … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The Vodenitzata restaurant serving local cuisine is situated in the picturesque park. It serves visitors until late in the evening. The restaurant regularly hosts entertaining programs. Great meats, branded Shepard salad, flavorful barbecue and a huge selection of drinks will please any visitor. Those who prefer Spanish cuisine are recommended to visit Te Quiero. Despite the fact that the price level of the … Open

Traditions and mentality of Sofia

This festival also has its own symbols - small ornaments of red and white threads called martenicas. It is common to give hand-woven jewelry as a gift to the family and friends; it is fixed to the clothing. There are special carnival festivities in Sofia; here this holiday is called Sirnitza. The main festive meal is halva; this sweet dish is a prime example of the unique combination of Slavic and Eastern cultures. … Open

Travel guide to Sofia

Right in the city, there are several amazing antique attractions. Serdika Amphitheater is one of them. This Roman amphitheater was built in the 3rd century and is considered the largest one among the arenas discovered in Bulgaria. Serdika Amphitheatre is the second largest in size after the famous Colosseum. Ancient ruins were discovered only recently, in 2004, during the construction of the regular hotel. Nowadays, … Open

Advices for travellers

4. Stores open no later than 10:00 am and serve visitors to 7:00-8:00 pm. Saturday is a half-day, commercial pavilions work till 2:00-3:00pm; the common day-off is Sunday. 5. Shoppers should pay attention to original handicrafts, local wines and traditional sweets. They remain the most popular souvenirs for tourists. 6. The city has well developed system of cashless payment; credit cards of international … Open

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