Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The capital of Bulgaria.... Sofia

Sofia is situated in the west of Bulgaria and has a population of 1.25 million and is the main economic region in Bulgaria. As the financial hub of Bulgaria, Sofia is the home of the Bulgarian National Bank, Bulgarian stock exchange and the Bulgarian parliament.

Sofia has a history dating back to the 7th century BC, the first settlers were the Thracian Serdi tribe who named the city Serdica. Today, like most of Bulgaria, Sofia is full of archeological sites that make a historians wet dream.

Sofia has many sites of architectural interest, from Thracian and Roman buildings to more modern day Russian...where ever you go in Sofia you are sure to see buildings that catch your eye for the beauty and structure. There are many wonderful churches, universities, The old royal printing office, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and many other amazing buildings.

If you visit Bulgaria, you will probably land at the airport in Sofia, if this is the case try and spend a day or two in the Capital and I can guarantee you will not regret it.

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