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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Sofia is one of Europe's less known capitals and most of the time overlooked, despite the fact that the city has a rich history going back over 2000 years and a lot to offer. Which is why most people are surprised when they visit the city for first time by its charm and unique vibrant atmosphere.

I planned my walk to be mainly around the downtown historic area, then catch a taxi and travel to the "Kopitoto" TV tower, situated 1348 meters (4422 feet) above sea level, on the Vitosha mountain.

I began my journey in the "Oborishte" district, which is one of Sofia's more prestige residential areas. Many of the old houses have been renovated and the streets are full of little shops and cafés.



















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Seems like a very pleasant city for a Sunday walk someday
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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:39 AM   #7
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Wow, great city. More to see than I imagined.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #8
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The National Theatre - one of Sofia's main architectural landmarks. It was build in 1906 by the famous Viennese theatre architects Hermann Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner.













My walk in downtown ended at the book market, from where I took a taxi and started travelling towards the tv tower on the slopes of Vitosha mountain. I drove by some new buildings...







Trees decorated as the traditional Bulgarian "martenitsa" - a custom, celebrating the arrival of spring.

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Pass another new residential building...



...and after climbing Vitosha mountain for 15 mins I finally arrived at the "Kopitoto" tower (186m).



And this is what awaits you only a short drive from the city

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What a great stroll - thanks for sharing!
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Nice trip.

Cool Pictures,Cool city.
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Great, very nice photos from downtown Sofia
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nice mix of modern and old architecture.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #14
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thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of Sofia...
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Construction of the new metro station in downtown.

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Old March 6th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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Great stuff man!
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Fantastic pictures Gogo!
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