Sofia - Bulgaria
Private Guided Religious Heritage Tour in Sofia
If you are travelling to Sofia, remember that this majestic city is full of historic and amazing cultural landmarks! Therefore it is important not to miss a unique opportunity to learn about it from a professional local guide on our fantastic full one day tour in Sofia.
Meet your guide early in the morning and start exploring the main sights that the city has to offer. First get ready to meet one of a UNESCO listed sites – the Boyana Church. This medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church is situated on the outskirts of Sofia, in the Boyana quarter. It was built in three stages, the oldest part of the church dates back to 10th century.
After admiring this unique building, follow your guide to your next stop – the National Historical Museum, a place full of many historically important collections of artefacts of Balkan history.
Continue your journey to the city centre, through the Pancharevo Lake, and have a coffee break enjoying the nature.
Afterwards you will have a chance to see National Palace of Culture, which is the largest multi-functional conference and exhibition centre in south-eastern Europe.
Continue the walk and have a glance at the ancient Church of St George that is an Early Christian red brick rotunda and is considered the oldest building in Sofia. You will also get to see such amazing sights as the Administration of the President, the National Archaeological Museum, the 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque, St. Nedelya (old metropolitan cathedral), the National Theater and the former Royal Palace (now housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum). On the way listen to the fascinating historical facts that your private guide will share with you and finally reach the National Assembly Square where the impressive Tsar Osvoboditel (King Liberator) monument was erected in 1907 by the Italian sculptor Arnoldo Zocchi.
At last you will get to see the biggest cathedral in whole Bulgaria, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, which is according to many locals is the most grand and spectacular building in Sofia.
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