Sofia Adventures

What to Do in Sofia

Helping You Make the Most of Your Time in Bulgaria’s Beautiful Capital

Sofia is a dynamic capital of over 1.2 million people and is the heart of modern Bulgaria. Sofia offers countless activities for every kind of traveler: culture lovers, architecture fiends, history buffs, foodies, and even outdoors adventurers.

Whether you want to ski down the slopes of Vitosha, browse through dusty vintage books at the Open Air Book Market, trace Sofia’s communist past through its architecture, or wine and dine your way through Sofia’s food scene, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

We’re excited to share with you all the hidden gems and must-see places we’ve found during our time in Sofia.

7 Magical Things to Do in Sofia At Night

We love spending our evenings in Sofia when the city is all lit up and looking especially charming. For a small city, Sofia has a lot of things going on at night. From exploring Sofia's cultural side to hitting up fun clubs and bars, there's plenty of things to do in...

Planning a Trip to Bulgaria: Your Travel Checklist

If you're planning a trip to Bulgaria, you probably have a lot of questions. Well, rest easy - we're here to help. This guide was written by two Americans who have made Bulgaria their home away from home, and we've brainstormed all the things you'd want to check off...

11 Magical Things to Do in Sofia in Winter

I love Sofia in winter - the city just comes to life under a pile of snow. I love the look of the yellow vintage trams on snowy streets, the churches covered in snow, the cap of snow on Vitosha in the distance. Here are 11 wonderful things to do in Sofia in winter,...

9 Exciting Things to Do in Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is one of Bulgaria's most picturesque cities, and it's on many tourists "must visit" list of places to see in Bulgaria for a reason. Veliko Tarnovo is located on the beautiful Yantra river, which forms a horseshoe around the city. The city is built on...

30 Photos of Sofia that Will Make You Fall in Love

Sofia is an easy city to fall in love with. The architecture is beautiful and elegant, with tough, gritty buildings mixed in between. The people are friendly but calm, allowing you to discover Sofia at your own pace. There are amazing natural wonders right outside the...

How to Visit Troyan Monastery, A Balkan Mountain Gem

Secluded in the middle of the Balkan Mountains lies Troyan Monastery (Troyanski Manastir/ Троянски манастир), a sixteenth-century Bulgarian Orthodox cloister. The third largest and third most important monastery in the country, it's a wonderful day trip destination...

Saeva Dupka Cave: The Underground Pearl of Bulgaria

Just an hour and a half driving distance from Sofia, you'll find one of the most spectacular caves in all of Bulgaria. The Saeva Dupka cave (Пещера "Съева Дупка" in Bulgarian) is a stunning natural cave in Northern Bulgaria, roughly halfway between Sofia and Veliko...

101 Incredible Things to Do in Sofia

You'll never run out of things to do in Sofia. I remember my very first day of Sofia sightseeing:  I walked from an Airbnb in Iztok, passed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Statue of Tsar Liberator, towards the Central Mineral Baths, and by the time I got to Serdica...

21 of the Most Instagrammable Places in Sofia

Sofia has an undeserved reputation as a hard-edged post-communist city, full of concrete and grays. In reality, Sofia is full of teal and gold domes, red tulips, and yellow brick roads -- yes, really! While Sofia certainly has its gritty side, it's also full of...