As the country’s capital, Sofia is home to a number of unmissable sights and attractions that make the vibrant and beautiful city one of Eastern Europe’s premier city break destinations for keen travellers seeking to get as much as possible out of their holiday. Located in the west of Bulgaria, Sofia is the largest city in the country and is home to many national attractions that make it a very worthwhile place to visit and rent beautiful Sofia apartments in.
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Sofia is also the oldest city in Europe, meaning that its streets are scattered with many sites of high historical value and interest which chart the timeline of the founding and development of the city, most obviously through the architecture of the buildings. Both the interior and exterior of the Boyana church display stunning architectural features and some of the best examples of medieval art anywhere. Museums in the city can reveal much about the country’s past and there are several to choose from for those visitors eager to expand historical knowledge about this beautiful city. The National Museum of History is based in Sofia and displays exhibits showing a detailed history of the city. The National Institute of Archaeology and Museum will also allow visitors to see some fascinating artifacts. The mixture of modern European and Communist architecture create a unique and beautiful cityscape unlike any other you’ve seen before. Another magical European holiday destination for history lovers is Brabant Accommodation - the only thing you have to worry about is not forgetting your camera to capture treasured moments!
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There is also a generous range of art galleries in Sofia that contribute to the thriving culture of the city, such as the National Art Gallery and the Sofia City Art Gallery. You can lose yourself in the several green open spaces scattered around Sofia which almost make your forget you are on a city break at all. The City Garden and South Park create an ideal oasis for relaxation amongst the bustling activity in the city. Sofia holidays are perfect for any time of year as its climate is pleasant and varies predictably according to the season. In the summer, the temperature can average around 24⁰C, while the winter can see a low of about 0⁰C. There are activities available in the near vicinity of Sofia suitable for all seasons and weathers, the adventure seeking tourist cannot fail to be inspired with a visit to the Vitosha Mountains, which is ideal for skiing in the winter. The beauty of the natural environment of Sofia and its surrounding region is often a draw for travellers. From the forests to the rivers and lakes, many will marvel at the unspoiled surroundings that exist this cosmopolitan European city.
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