I think I love travel posts almost as much as travelling itself, both for reliving the experience and for sharing it!
Lets get to the point: from Nov 16 to Nov 20 me and my bf visited Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. About a month ago I was looking for cheap flights for this period, since I already knew that my uni classes would be cancelled, and a trip to Sofia seemed to be the perfect opportunity: great travel schedule, amazing prices and a beautiful city waiting to be discovered!
Day 1, Nov 16
We left home early in the morning, since our flight was at 9 am. Although nobody enjoys an early wake, this meant we’d have a whole day in front of us to stroll around…
…but who could have imagined how cold and gloomy would Sofia be?
(I wouldn’t take my gloves off not even to take any photos)
Day 2, Nov 17
Luckily, the weather was lovely the next day, so we decided to visit the Museum of Socialist Art, situated a couple of metro stations away from the city centre. It was established in 2011 and in its lovely garden are gathered all the statues that used to be around the city from 1944 to 1989.
After grabbing a bite and drinking a hot cup of coffee, we returned to the centre and walked around a little bit…
…visited a branch of the National Art Gallery…
…and enjoyed a wonderful sunset.
Day 3, Nov 18
On our third day we visited the National Palace of Culture (abbreviated NDK in Bulgarian), which is a huge exhibition centre where all sorts of artistic events take place. It has the most amazing view…
We also wanted to go to the Museum for Contemporary Art but, unfortunately, it was under reconstruction. So instead we took another walk…
…and ended up in the Royal Palace National Gallery, that houses over 50,000 pieces of Bulgarian art.
Day 4, Nov 19
Our forth day was National History Museum day. We took trolleybus No 2 and after a twenty-minute-ride we were amid an amazing forest and inside this breathtaking building. Seeing how a neighbouring country portrays history is always interesting…
Day 5, Nov 20
Having already visited pretty much everything that we wanted to, yesterday was all about relaxing. After checking out we strolled around the city centre, visited the Flea Market, ate our last meal in Sofia and were ready to go…
This was an utterly wonderful and much needed trip, since I’ve been totally overwhelmed with all sorts of responsibilities the past few weeks. I really hope that you enjoyed this post and that it will make you consider visiting Sofia at some point in the future!
- Museum of Socialist Art
- National Art Gallery
- National Palace of Culture (NDK)
- National History Museum
Our lovely Airbnb apartment.