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Partying and sightseeing in Sofia, Bulgaria

Updated: November 9, 2012
By: Ian Yacobucci
St.Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Sofia, Bulgaria

St.Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – Sofia, Bulgaria

Discover Sofia, Bulgaria the perfect place for partying, food, and some relaxing sight seeing.

Partying in Sofia, Bulgaria is a great time. In Sofia, they close down the main street on the weekends so people can walk around and check out the various bars, restaurants or quaint little cafes that line the downtown streets.

I spent my time there with a few friends watching the Euro Cup, drinking beer and enjoying a fresh burger. The main street is a great place to start your night out before heading to one of the Sophia’s nightclubs.

The friendly locals are a good source of information on where to party. Funnily enough, most of the clubs are named after drinks like Tequila, and one of the most popular is aptly named Alcohol.

If you’re planning on partying in Bulgaria, Sofia is definitely a wicked place to spend a weekend.  People are super friendly, the drinks are ridiculously cheap and if you’re feeling adventurous you can hop on centre stage to dance like a maniac without any judgment.

Statue of St. Sophia - Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of St. Sofia – Sofia, Bulgaria

The city itself is quite small and you can easily see the most popular tourist attractions in a day. Generally, hostels have good maps that clearly outline easy walking tours.

Some of the best things to see are St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, a magnificently large cathedral in the centre of the city, Parliament, the communist party headquarters, and of course the statue of St. Sofia.

Having fun in front of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Sofia, Bulgaria

Having fun in front of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – Sofia, Bulgaria

While I was there with a few friends we spent most of our day wandering the streets and trying a few restaurants. Because it’s so small, traveling by foot is a pleasure. Meals are relatively cheap and there are some great places that offer traditional Bulgarian foods.

If you’re looking to fill an hour or two in the afternoon, I would suggest a stopover at the central market. There you’ll find fresh produce and cheap clothing. There are also a number of food shops that sell olives, cheeses and breads.

Bulgarian Parliament - Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian Parliament – Sofia, Bulgaria

While sightseeing in Sofia take your time, enjoy a coffee, and relax because there’s no reason to rush around. For me Sofia was exactly what I needed it to be: a fun city to party in with a few sights to enjoy, good food, cheap prices, and fun people.

Enjoy,

Yak

 

Ian Yacobucci

Traveling the Trans-Siberian, mountaineering the Himalayas, or teaching in Tokyo I'm always trying something new. As a someone who's worked, studied, and traveled to 40+ countries around the world I'm here to share my experiences so you can do the same!

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2 thoughts on “Partying and sightseeing in Sofia, Bulgaria

    1. Ian Yacobucci Post author

      I totally agree Richard! My friends and I had a great time going out there. The people are a lot of fun and the club scene is certainly an experience ;)

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