Last summer I visited 5 countries in 2 weeks. As I generally like to do things backward, I’m starting at the end. Sofia was the last stop before home. Here are 5 things to do in Sofia. It’s a fabulous city and I would love to go back again.
1. Visit The Square of Tolerance
In the centre of Sofia stand these large houses of worship on the edges of a city square. The photographs show (L to R) The St Nedelya Church, The Banya Bashi Mosque and The Sofia Synagogue.
2. Ride the Metro
Sofia’s underground, The Metro, is amazing. There are just two lines and it seems to go everywhere. It is very cheap. It’s easy to use and there are cavernous underground platforms like I have never seen before. It’s like an underground world. I won’t, however, try and pronounce any of the stops!
3. Eat Vegan and Vegetarian Food
When it comes to eating out as a vegetarian (like me) or a vegan, Sofia is a real treat. There are two branches of the popular Sun & Moon Cafe which is vegan and we tried both. We also ate in the Veda Tea House which is vegetarian and had more teas that I have ever seen.
4. Grab a Kosher Meal
I was somewhat surprised to be greeted by this big advertising banner in the arrivals hall of Sofia Airport. If you want to grab an Israeli style kosher, supervised meal then you can do that in Sofia at Vkusove!
5. See a Parade
Ok, perhaps this one is a little random. We were busy minding our business after a long walk through the city and this happened! It seemed to be some type of international costume parade and it was quite something! The detail was incredible. Such shoes and accessories.
What are your favourite things to see and do in Sofia? Do let me know in the comments.