Local News & Events

Some highlights from Sofia & Bulgaria – events, news and important dates.

December 7, 2010

Mayor of Sofia on Financial Times

Mayor of Sofia on FT. “Her two priorities intersect beneath the city centre, where the metro system meets the ruins of ancient Serdica, a crossroads for trade in south-eastern Europe during Roman and Byzantine times.” Source: Yordanka Fandakova: Present and past come together beneath the streets of Sofia  
December 6, 2010

International Book Fair

In this cold weather there’s nothing better than a good book and a warm drink. OK, maybe just one thing – Free Sofia Tour. But we can still do the ‘good book/warm drink’ thing together afterwards 😉 Moreover, Sofia international book fair opens Tuesday at 11:30 am at the National Palace of Culture. Source: Sofia Anticipates International Book Fair
November 25, 2010

Christmas lights

For the third consecutive year the Christmas lights of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia will be lit on December 1. Sofia is getting ready for the holidays 😉 Free Sofia Tour is ready to show you the Christmas lights of the city and much more every single day at 18:00 and as of 4th of December both at 11:00 and 18:00 on the weekends. Source: Bulgarian Capital Sofia to Light Christmas Tree Dec 1
November 24, 2010

Taxis in Sofia sometimes cheat

How to take a taxi in Sofia? Taxi in Sofia! Six out of seven taxis in Sofia cheat, claims Automobile Administration deputy chief Atanas Todorov. This information might be an overstatement but still – be careful in Sofia, check the prices in advance and just don’t get into a taxi if the price is more than 0.60-0.70 BGN/km. Just like in any other tourist destinations, scams happen. While there are still ppl careless enough to get into a taxi with a 7BGN/km price, there would be such taxis… Here’s all you need to know about taxis in Sofia. Source: Automobile Administration deputy chief: six out of seven taxis in Sofia cheat
November 21, 2010

“Sell” your Sofia photos

You might get some money from Tourist Service Municipal Company at Sofia City Municipality for your unique photo with sights from Sofia. Why don’t you give it a try? (link only in Bulgarian, though): http://www.info-sofia.bg/photo.php
November 21, 2010

Museum of Totalitarian Art

“Bulgaria’s Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, is planning on bringing back the atmosphere of the demolished Sofia mausoleum of Communist leader, Georgi Dimitrov. The future Museum of Totalitarian Art will be located the building of the Culture Ministry in the Sofia “Darvenitsa” district.” Source: Bulgarian Culture Minister Mulls Museum of Totalitarian Art Hopefully we would see this museum and one on Communism very soon in Sofia 🙂 Both are long overdue!
November 19, 2010

Salvador Dali exhibition

Time to visit the National Gallery of Foreign Art located right behind St. Alexander Nevsky cathedral. Unique illustrations by the prominent Spanish painter Salvador Dali would be shown there, starting Wednesday. Did you know that this building used to be the State Printing House?                   Photo source: http://www.foreignartmuseum.bg/
November 18, 2010

Cheapest public transportation in Europe

Sofia is among the cheapest in Europe when it comes to public transportation according to a Price of Travel survey. We say walking around while learning about the city with Free Sofia Tour is even cheaper! 😉
November 16, 2010

Time for Christmas Fast

Unlike the Roman Catholic Church preaching meat abstinence on Fridays only during the whole fasting period, the Orthodox Church recommends abstinence throughout all 40 days. One of the Bulgarian traditions you would learn about during the tour 🙂 Actually, not eating meat in Bulgaria is very very hard. We can give you some tips where to find good vegetarian restaurants, among others. Source: Christmas Fast Purifies Bulgarians’ Bodies and Souls

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