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Ranked #1 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Founded in the 10th century, this monastery was restored in the 15th and again in the 19th century.
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Ranked #2 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral     This is the most impressive and most popular attraction in Sofia. Constructed in the first decade of the 20th century, the church was built as a... more »

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Ranked #3 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Ranked #6 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, Bojana Church is about 900 years old. The church houses the National Museum, which... more » Owner description: Located at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, Bojana Church is about 900 years old. The church houses the National Museum, which focuses on regional history, art and cultural artifacts. « less
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Ranked #7 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Museums
Owner description: The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences covers the complete study of the... more » Owner description: The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences covers the complete study of the culture of tribes and peoples who have occupied present day Bulgaria from the remote past until the 18th century. The Museum of Archaeology hosts the most numerous collections in Bulgaria and its exhibitions reveal it as one of the most important centers in the country for promotion of the cultural heritage of present day Bulgaria. NIAM-BAS was established in 1949 as a follower and successor of the Department of Valuables - part of the Library established in Sofia in 1879 and reformed into a National Museum in 1892 - and the Bulgarian Institute of Archaeology (1921), which was the first academic institute in Bulgaria. « less
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Ranked #10 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Built in the 4th century, this is the oldest building in Sofia.
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Ranked #12 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region

The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and it is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts, it tells the... more »

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Ranked #13 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian... more » Owner description: The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres), where 80 works of monumental sculpture are exhibited at present; and an exhibition hall (550 square metres), designed for works of easel art. There is also a video hall, where archival and documentary films related to the socialist era are projected. The souvenir shop offers authentic items, books and postcards as well as contemporary items. The sculptural area will be supplemented and enriched, while the expositions in the interior part will be periodically updated. Thereby, it will be possible to show different perspectives and diverse curatorial interpretations of the Socialist period in Bulgarian fine arts. « less
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Ranked #15 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Ranked #17 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #24 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Art Museums; Cultural
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Tsari Mali Grad (Belchin)
Ranked #26 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Ranked #27 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Dimcho Debelyanov House (Koprivshtitsa)
Ranked #28 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Ranked #29 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
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Ranked #30 of 71 attractions in Sofia Region
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Sitting on a bench in Slaveikov Square are iron statues of the famous father and son poets,Pencho and Petko Slaveikov.
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