Category: Sofia

The story of the yellow cobbled streets of Sofia centre

The yellow brick roads in the centre of Sofia are a cultural heritage for sure. Now a new law is to be voted in the Bulgarian parliament that would make it mandatory for every Bulgarian to declare any item in his possession which is more than 100 years old against a tax of 5 Leva. Imagine one having a huge old collection of books on the shelf.

Sofia (Bulgaria) – the History of Europe

A must see video for all travelers to Sofia hosted by Terry Randall.

Sofia the Capital

Sofia

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. It is located in the western part of country at the foot of the mountain Vitosha, and is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. Sofia got its present name in the 14th century after the name of St.Sofia Church, which means wisdom in Greek. On 3rd April 1879 the town became a capital.

The history of Sofia dates back to the 7th century BC. Sofia was originally a Thracian settlement called Serdica, named after the Thracian tribe of Serdi. Read more