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Sofia

Europe
25+

Rank in Bulgaria

1

Rank in Europe

160+

World Rank

Currency
Bulgarian Lev(BGN)
Weather
Time
00:28 AM (GMT +05:30)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Sofia

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is the largest city of the country and lies at the feet of the Vitosha mountains. Spanning around 492 km² and sitting 550 meters above the sea level, this city is home to 1.26 million Sofians. The city has vast historical importance as human habitation started around 7000 B.C. Since its inception, the city has been witness to many shifts in power. Roman, Turkish, and Bulgarian influences over the city are evident through various monuments and landmarks. With scattered Onion-domed Churches, Ottoman mosques, and Red Army monuments, the visitors are often left spell-bounded. Beyond its historical monuments, Sofia offers its visitors many recreational and party spots throughout the city.

Continent Country
Europe Bulgaria
Airport Name / IATA Code
Sofia SOF


Sofia
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March, April, May, June - The climate during these months of the year is pleasant and you can enjoy the snow on a fine sunny afternoon. June is the peak of the holiday season, and there is a rise in tourists and accommodation prices during the month.
Moderate time to visit
July, August, September, October, November - The temperature is on the higher side, but it is quite bearable. By October, rainfall is to be expected, so if you are planning outdoor expeditions, it is best to keep a rain check.
Worst time to visit
December, January, February - With temperatures dipping as low as -5°C and the average lowest temperature fluctuating around -1°C to -5°C, it can be difficult to cope with the climate during this part of the year. Some small towns are closed to tourists during this time.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) -4 -3 1 5 10 13 15 15 11 7 1 -2
Maximum temprature (℃) 3 6 11 16 21 25 27 28 23 17 10 4
Rain fall (mm) 40 40 50 70 70 70 60 70 40 30 50 40
Population
1.26 (Millions)
Official Language
Bulgarian
Spoken Language
Bulgarian, the local... Read more
Other Language
Turkish, Romani, Eng... Read more
Police
166
Ambulance
150
Taxi
Start Tariff: BGN 0.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.16
Cup of Coffee USD 1.16
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 1.16
White Bread USD 0.58
Eggs (12) USD 1.73
Combo Meal USD 4.62
Fine Dining USD 28.88
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.16
Domestic Beer USD 1.73
Imported Beer USD 1.73
Bottle of Wine USD 5.78
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 3.47
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.58
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.16
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 393.93
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Move your feet along to techno, house, disco, retro and pop music.
  • Taste freshly baked cakes and bread at Vila Rosich.
  • Go for an air-tour in Sofia.
  • Tempus Vini Wine Point serves amazing wine. 
  • Serdika Mall gives you an economical shopping experience.
  • Go pub-hopping to enjoy Sofia's nightlife. 
    Shopping
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    Souvenir Suggestions

    Ethnic garments, jewelry boxes, dolls, ceramic plates, Gyuvetch pots, Tsarvuli or Opintsi shoes, rose oil, rakia (local liquor), Martenista (traditional Bulgarian souvenir), Kukeri masks, rugs, gramophone, Russian fur hat, army and war medals, Soviet military watches, hand-knitted socks, communist memorabilia, Bulgarian white cheese, lavender products, traditional and modern Potteries, vintage kitchenware. 

    Tourist attractions in Sofia

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