Welcome to Bulgaria Bulgaria – must visit. Where in the world should you go next year? Lonely planet says: Bulgaria. “For those who looked, Bulgaria has always had its moments – in its biggest cities, on its snow-capped peaks and great-value ski fields, on its golden-sand beaches and in ancient Black Sea port towns.” Read more: Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries for 2011
“So far, Bulgaria’s great!” First extensive article about Free Sofia Tour, Sofia and Bulgaria in general written by some of our guests 😉 Check out what Arwyn and Jason from Canada wrote about us in their blog EASTERN EUROPE ADVENTURES: “So far, Bulgaria’s great!” “…pointing things out we would never have noticed on our own, and giving us a very knowledgeable and entertaining history of the city and its important landmarks…” “We learned that, despite fighting on the side of the Germans in the second world war, Bulgaria never sent its Jewish population to the death camps…” “…it turns out that Cyrillic isn’t that terrifying, once you realize you have to throw out what you think the letters are and accept that what looks like a “P” is actually an “R,” “I like Bulgaria.” Read more: http://jcobham.travellerspoint.com/16/
See Sofia in Facebook album See some other photos from Sofia in our new Facebook album, labelled Sofia Unplugged. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.160785827280556.43569.147623095263496 Thanks to Gwladys Anceau, Vassilena Valchanova & Martin Kretschmann
As we usually say – last chance to see The Panagyurishte Treasure before it leaves the country on another worldwide tour 🙂 The treasure is going to Plovdiv (second biggest city in Bulgaria and perfect for a one-day trip from Sofia) and then leaving for an exhibition in the US.
Two early Christian tombs Two early Christian tombs from the ancient Roman city of Serdica (nowadays Sofia) would be displayed in the yard of the National Museum of History. The National Museum of History is not part of the tour yet but if you have the chance, it’s a must-see together with the Boyana Church which is located nearby. Read more: Bulgarian History Museum Reveals Early Christian Tombs
SOFIA – The architectural heart of ancient Serdica, the Roman Empire-era predecessor of Bulgaria’s capital of Sofia, is emerging amid excavations for the construction of the city metro system. In a couple of years, the finds will become part of an underground museum where visitors will be able to walk in the footsteps of Constantine the Great (272-337 AD), the first Roman emperor to legalise Christianity and adopt it himself. Read more: http://euobserver.com/?aid=30625
Saints Faith, Hope, and Charity with their mother Sophia Happy Day of Sofia! 😉 The Orthodox Church tells the tragic story of a second-century Roman mother Sophia who sacrificed herself and her 3 children in the name of Jesus Christ. Her daughters were Faith (Vyara), Hope (Nadezhda) and Love (Lyubov). These frail females stood up to the brutal might of Rome at time when a mere whisper of dissent could mean death to a Roman citizen, Christian or pagan.