Sofia is the capital of Bulgarian and the largest city in the country. You can experience culture, museums, clubs and very good food. Now we will leave the museums aside and see cool things to do in Sofia.
Literally. Visit Ozone Skybar & Lounge – a rooftop bar with stunning views and luxurious atmosphere. This is a place to be and enjoy Sofia from above. With a menu as expansive as its views oZone is an ideal place for a day meeting or a night gathering. See Sofia from above!
Smoke a premium shisha
Shisha is very popular in Bulgaria and Sofia has some of the best shisha-bars in the region. For example, you can try ZIVA Khalifa.
Smoking is bad, but once won’t hurt 🙂
Visit traditional Bulgarian Restaurant while in Sofia
Many places offers “traditional” Bulgarian food and few of them have authentic vibe. Fortunately there are some restaurants that can bring you to the old times and be modern at the same time. For example Moma has it all – the food is delicious, the interior is authentic and you can really taste Bulgaria.
Have a free walking tour in Sofia
Yes, you heard correctly -a free walking tour in Sofia. Explore the city with professional guide and have fun. Several young people offers the free tour and you can join EVERYDAY. No reservation needed – just show-up. Learn more about the free tour Here. You can have also a Free Jewish tour, where you can learn more about the common history between Bulgarian and Jewish people.
Don’t miss Art Street Samuil
It’s a quite street hosting many art galleries and museums. . The place has attracted people of art and business owners and formed a community of people who really care about art. If you are one of them – go and visit Street Samuil.
Go to The Apartment
Another cool thing in Sofia is the large variety of restaurants and bars. This one is just two apartments, converted into a modern hangout space where you can play board games, get confy on the sofa. How do you order? – Just go to the kitchen. They even have a cat…
Enjoy good music at Sofia live Club
The biggest club with the best live music in Sofia and it fully meets the highest standards of European and world club scene.
The club had guest performers like Dominic Miller, Steve Lukather, Nicola Conte, N.O.H.A, BEBE, Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, Dave Lombardo, Karen Ramirez, Mezzoforte, Daniel Powter, Paul Gilbert and many many more.
Escape if you can
Go to an escape room. Bulgaria is among the world leaders of escape rooms and Sofia has some of the best. It offers an experience which will tear you away from reality, give you an intellectual challenge and an emotional release through a live game in an authentic setting.
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia
Built in Neo-Byzantine style, the temple serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is one of the 50 largest Christian church buildings in the world. Just go to feel the spirit of Orthodox Churches.
Visit Vitosha mountain
This is the oldest nature park in Bulgaria, but history is nothing compared to the beautify views that Vitosha offers and it is so close to Sofia, that you can go there by public transportation. Vitosha is very beautiful all year round and it worth visiting. You can hike, have a walk, rent a bike and explore nature. Furthermore, there is great panoramic view of Sofia.
Learn how to get to Vitosha by bus Here
Summary of cool things to do in Sofia:
- Get High at Ozone Bar
- Try premium Shisha
- Visit traditional Bulgarian Restaurant
- Have a free walking tour in Sofia
- Visit an art street
- Go to an unusual restaurant – The apartment
- Enjoy good music at Sofia live Club
- Go to an escape room
- Visit the largest orthodox temple -St. Alexander Nevski
- Visit Vitosha Mountain
Let’s explore Sofia together! Share your favorite place in the comments.