What is Sofia known for?

history founding

; Sofia University was founded in 1888. More than 20,000 students

current academic

; the current academic consensus (outside the Balkans) is that Macedonian is an autonomous language within the South Slavic dialect continuum. ref>

green beauty

peaks, however, are covered with alpine meadows that give the range an overall impression of green beauty. The Pirin range is characterized by rocky peaks and stony slopes. Its highest peak is Mount Vihren (Vihren), at 2,915 meters the second-highest peak in Bulgaria. Further east are the extensive Rhodope Mountains. Only in recent years electronics and electric equipment production has regained higher levels. The largest centres include Sofia, Plovdiv and the surrounding area


right corner. The fine, if you forget the vignette, is about 200 leva. Car lights are also compulsory in the light part of the day all year long. Pedestrians should be careful since Bulgarian drivers do not yield right of way to those on foot. Generally at night, you should avoid the area around the Bus and Train Station, Maria Luiza Blvd, the Parks (around the Palace of Culture and Borisova) and the Lions' Bridge (Lavov Most). This is especially true for single women and girls. Junkies get high there, prostitutes (both female and transsexual) offer their "services", some people might want to tempt you with touts of contraband (stolen, illegal, etc.) and or then try to mug you. These areas are also frequented with the homeless and the drunk. If your hotel is in the area you'll be alright, just don't hang around it unnecessarily. Try to act like you are familiar with the area (and farmiliarize yourself during the day) and look like a local. As long as you avoid the poorly lit areas, the centre is okay, stick to the well-lit areas such as Vitoshka, the Largo, the Sheraton hotel, the Ivan Vazov theater and Voenniya Klub (Military Club). It is wise to choose a hotel hostel in a better location, such as the ones listed above. Do not get into conflict with locals especially if they seem aggressive or drunk. Avoid football fan groups, they tend to be drunk and aggressive. Avoid wearing football shirts or scarves of the Sofia-based football teams, especially on match days. On top of it all there are strong allegations of deep-rooted corruption in the Bulgarian justice system. Foreigners may find themselves in serious difficulty if they get into any legal trouble. There are many other reports of violence on foreigners in Sofia, although all of them were 'aggravated' cases such as a person trying to illegally buy documents or drugs. Be careful with taxis, make sure you check the prices first before you get in (the fare is per kilometer and it should be something like 0.79 during the day and 0.90 during the night, avoid cabs that display their fare as above 1.00), also make sure the cab has the driver's card on the front with his name. Also, be wary of money exchange shops. Some of them exchange money for generally lower rates than displayed on the exchange rate panel. Go to banks, otherwise you can easily become a victim and if you want your money back the security guard might intimidate you, rough you up or physically abuse you. One such change shop is on Maria Luiza as you walk towards the Lion's bridge (Лъвов мост) just after Halite (Халите) and Ekzarh Yosif street (you'll recognise it by the misspelling of currency, spelled 'currensy'). Cope Embassies *

architecture extensive

of Sofia is Yordanka Fandakova. The following are some of the most culturally and economically significant districts: * '''Oborishte (Oborishte, Sofia)''' ( ) neighbours Oborishte and shares some

leading national

of Romania Parliament during the elections of that year (Romanian general election, 1911) (and several others in succession), being fully reinstated as a citizen in April 1912. Romanian historian Stelian Tănase contends that the expulsion had instilled resentment in Rakovsky; Tănase, "Cristian Racovski" earlier, the leading National Liberal politician Ion G

culture theory

, 1939 in Sofia) is a Franco (France)-Bulgarian philosopher. He has lived in France since 1963 with his wife Nancy Huston and their two children, writing books and essays about literary theory, thought history (history of ideas) and culture theory. DATE OF BIRTH March 1, 1939 PLACE OF BIRTH Sofia, Bulgaria DATE OF DEATH Confusingly, a few hotels in ''The Luxury Collection'' which were originally part of the ITT Sheraton Luxury group kept their ''Sheraton'' name when the Luxury division was spun off as a completely separate brand under Starwood. There are six such hotels remaining today, operating with the name Sheraton, but not part of Sheraton. Those hotels are Sheraton Addis (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (Bangkok, Thailand), Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan (Sofia, Bulgaria), Sheraton Algarve Hotel (Albufeira, Portugal), Sheraton Park Tower (Sheraton_Park_Tower_Hotel) (London, United Kingdom) and Sheraton Kuwait Hotel & Towers (Kuwait City, Kuwait). Sânnicolau Mare is known for the Treasure of Nagy Szent Miklos (Treasure of Nagyszentmiklós), a treasure of 23 gold objects discovered here in 1799 (it was then called ''Nagy Szent Miklos'' ''Groß-Sankt-Niklaus'' in the Habsburg Monarchy). The pieces are on display in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the National Museum of History (National Historical Museum (Bulgaria)), Sofia. The town is the birthplace of Béla Bartók, the notable 20th-century Hungarian composer. The town is 64 kilometers away from Timişoara, the biggest city in the region. - 30 March 22, 1989 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria

classical design

checkin 14.00 checkout 12.00 content Impressive 5-storey hotel, in classical design, houses 184 rooms, including 19 suites. All rooms are soundproof, with air condition control, direct dial phone, message alert, TV with satellite program, radio, mini bar. *

multiple plays

Republic of Bulgaria Bulgaria '''Stoyanka Konstantinova Mutafova''' (

culture building

price content It`s a multi-purpose monument of culture building in the city center. Museums thumb Earth and Man museum (File:Earth and Man Museum Sofia 4.jpg) *


'''Sofia''' ( ) is the capital (Capital city) and largest city (List of cities and towns in Bulgaria) of Bulgaria. Its history spans 2,400 years.

The city is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country. It occupies a strategic position at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula.

Sofia is the 15th largest city (Largest cities of the European Union by population within city limits) in the European Union with population of around 1.3 million people. It has been ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a Beta− city (Global city#GaWC study). Sofia, ''The Times''. Retrieved March 23, 2011 Many of the major universities, cultural institutions and commercial companies of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia. Internet Hostel Sofia, Tourism in Sofia. Retrieved Jan, 2012

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