Sofia is the city of variety and contrasts. Along
with its remarkable heritage and rich cultural
life, plenty of galleries, museum, theatres, Sofia
has a good tradition in nightlife with huge number
of night clubs, disco’s, and restaurants. Together
with its modern architecture, the city keeps
settlements from its ancient times, along with the
large roads and highways, Sofia has number of
parks and gardens. Because of city’s excellent
position between mountains, the climate is
moderate with quiet weather. Just about 30 km from
the city’s centre, in the nearby Vitosha mountain
massif is located a huge skiing resort. Sofia is
just about 300 km away from Bulgaria’s seaside.
The city is popular and remarkable with its
mineral springs and baths.
Architecture and municipality
The architecture of Sofia's centre is a
combination of Neo-Baroque, Neo-Rococo,
Neo-Renaissance and Neoclassicism, with the Vienna
Sofia Municipality includes 24 municipalities and
is ruled by a mayor and a city council, both
elected in every four years.
With its well-developed infrastructure and
strategic location, Sofia is an important centre
for international railway and automobile routes.
All major types of transport (except water
transport) are represented in the city, which is
home to 8 railway stations and to The Sofia
Airport. Three Trans-European Transport Corridors
cross the city: 4, 8 and 10.
Public transit is well-developed and is provided
by means of underground trains (the Sofia Metro),
buses, trams and trolleybuses. In the city operate
also multiple taxies, having a capacity of about