Skopje Sofia Tour
The tour of Sofia offers you to see the real mixture of tradition and modern culture. It will acquaint you with Sofia’s most famous points of interest: Alexander Nevski Cathedral – is without a doubt the most spectacular building inSofia. Built between 1882 – 1912 in the Neo Byzantine style, typical for Russian churches in the 19th century, the cathedral is 76 m long and 53 m wide and is said to hold up to 7000 people. St. Sofia – is the oldest Eastern Orthodox church inSofia and after major restoration and renovation works, it reopened to the public about ten years ago and once again plays an important role in the day rituals of Sofianites. OutsideSt. Sofia burns the eternal flame of the unknown soldier, set up in 1981 to honour the nation’s war casualties. St. George Rotunda – This charming round red brick church dates back to the 4th century and isSofia’s oldest preserved building. Having undergone major restoration work, it was reopened to the public in 1998 for the first time in 70 years. St. Nedelya Church – Built at the edn of the 19th century, it is the direct successor of several smaller churches from mediaeval times and lies directly above the crossroads of ancient Serdica. Banya Bashi mosque – built in 1576 by Hadzhi Mimar Sonah. Boyana Church – is considered one of Bulgaria’s most significant historical treasures. Dating back to the 11th century it has undergone major restoration work. Built in three stages, the frescoes dating back to 1259 are considered a remarkable example of realistic art from that era. National History Museum– 22,000 exhibits show the development of social, cultural and political life on Bulgarian soil. Among the most spectacular exhibits are the unique gold treasures from Panagyurishte and the Thracian silver from Rogozen, as well as silver and bronze jewellery from the Bronze Age.