Travel guide to Sofia

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Facts

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Inhabitants
1.200.000
Timezone
When it is 12 O'clock in Britain it is 2 O'clock in Sofia.

Best time to visit

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In Bulgaria the summer are hot and dry while the winters are cold. In the summer the average temperature is 28 degrees centigrade, while in the winter the average temperature drops to 6 degrees below freezing. The best time to visit Sofia is from May to October. You can visit Sofia in the winter because near the city of Aleko, you will find the winter sports resort highest situated in Bulgaria, and the place have amazing conditions for skiing.

Culture and entertainment

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A visit to the Palace of culture will normally contain a cultural experience, but apart from this Sofia holds a number of museums, of which the National Museum showing treasures of gold is the most frequently visited.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Accommodation in Sofia is not a problem. While it is a good idea to book in advance at the better hotels, there are many camping sites, rooms and alternative accommodation in and near Sofia which are both affordable and easy to get a hold of. Book your hotel in Sofia here

Local transport

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Taxi

Hailing a taxi will not be a problem in Sofia.

Other transport

In Sofia you can get around by bus and by underground, both of which works reasonably well. At the moment they are working on an extension of the underground. Furthermore, Sofia contains a Central Train Station and an airport which you will find in the eastern part of the city.
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