Sofia, Bulgaria

Stop #24

Sofia is one of the oldest inhabited locations in Europe.  It’s name comes from the Saint Sofia Church, which is not the large Eastern Orthodox church that everyone thinks of when they hear about Sofia.


  • St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.  I was able to pay to take photos, so I spent some time thinking through each picture while Randy patiently waited for me.
  • Vitosha Boulevard, the main shopping street in the city.
  • The Ivan Vazov National Theatre, where we sat for coffee and relaxed near the fountains.
  • The Russian Church, Sofia, which strictly forbids indoor photography (the green and white church below).
  • The Central Sofia Market Hall.
  • The ancient Saint Sofia Church.  In the 14th century, the church gave its name to the city, previously known as Sredets.
  • The 4th century St. George Rotunda (the oldest building in Sofia).

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