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
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
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
“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!
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/
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! 😉
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
The relics, unearthed this summer off Sozopol on Bulgaria’s southern coast and purported to be John the Baptist, will be displayed in the capital Sofia for three days as of November 12. Another reason to visit Sofia and Free Sofia Tour! Source: Controversy Provoking John The Baptist Relics Displayed in Sofia
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