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Sofia Central Mosque: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sofia: Flea and Food Markets Tour

1. Sofia: Flea and Food Markets Tour

Enjoy a fun day exploring Sofia's markets, popular with both locals and tourists, in the company of an expert local guide. Indulge in some traditional street food and drinks and get to know the local cuisine at 4 food stops. During the tour, visit the popular markets in Sofia — the Flea Market, the Central Market Hall, the Hali Market, and the Women's Market. Find out how they are all representative parts of different historical periods — the Postcommunist era, Communism, the Kingdom period, and the Ottoman presence in Bulgaria. Along the way, pass by and hear about the history of some of the most important sights and landmarks in the city. These include Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Saint Sofia Church, The Largo, the Roman ruins, the Banya Bashi Mosque, Sofia Synagogue, Lion Bridge, and more. You might also find some great souvenirs and antiques, if that's your thing. .

Sofia Afternoon Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

2. Sofia Afternoon Walking Tour with Wine and Food Tasting

See part of the main sites of Sofia, like, the National Theater with garden, Antique Serdika, Banya Bashi Mosque, Sveta Nedelya Church, Palace of Justice, Sophia Statue, Rotunda St. George, Graf Ignatiev street Vitosha pedestrian street. The last stop of the tour will be a traditional restaurant where you will taste glass of Bulgarian wine together with different local meat bites – lukanka, katak, kopoolu, fillet Elena and others. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome. Duration – 3 hours approx. Professional guide. Small group.

Sofia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Transport

3. Sofia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Transport

Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe on a full-day guided tour of Sofia, and admire UNESCO-listed monuments, relics of the communist regime, and testaments to the city’s rich artistic heritage. Following a pick-up from your hotel, go to the medieval Orthodox Boyana Church on the outskirts of the city. Built in the 10th and 11th centuries, the church was inscribed by UNESCO in 1979 for its exceptional frescoes and contribution to understanding medieval Bulgarian culture. Continue to the National Historical Museum to gaze at artifacts of Balkan history. Then, go to Pancharevo Lake for lunch and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the artificial reservoir at the end of Pancharevo Gorge. Travel into the city center to see the modern National Palace of Culture, and walk to the ancient St. George Rotunda, considered the oldest building in Sofia. Pass the National Archeological Museum, housed in a former Ottoman mosque, and see the city’s only remaining functioning mosque at the 16th-century Banya Bashi Mosque. Another beautiful religious monument is St Nedelya Church, one of the landmarks of the city, while the ornate Ivan Vazov National Theatre showcases the city's more secular side. Wander past the former Royal Palace along Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard to the Russian Church. Admire the parliament building in National Assembly Square, dominated by the impressive monument to Tsar Osvoboditel (King Liberator), erected in 1907. End at the vast Neo-Byzantine Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the most spectacular building in Sofia, with towering domes of gold and green.

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What people are saying about Sofia Central Mosque

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5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our guide Katrin was excellent. She had great historic knowledge of Sofia and was very enthusiastic about her city. She also took us to several eating and drinking venues all with local dishes which we wouldn’t have found without her. Would highly recommend this tour and Katrin as a way of familiarising yourself with the city and its culture.

Maria was excellent. She gave us a very thorough tour and was able to answer all questions we had. As she had lived in Sofia for decades she was able to explain important events and historic sites in great detail. One of the highlights of our trip! Would definitely recommend!

We covered a lot of ground and learned so much with our guide, Danny. He was terrific! We were the only ones on the tour, so all of our questions were answered 👍. Highly recommend - great to do first thing to orient you to Sofia.

beautiful day spent in the company of our guide Kamel, he showed us some very beautiful places and explained the history of Sofia. highly recommended.

We had a great time with Dany! Don't miss this tour!