Flying to Sofia

The capital of Bulgaria

Temperate continental climate

10 degrees

2 hours an 40 minutes

For many years, Bulgaria was labelled “artisanal” and somewhat “behind the times”, but those days are long gone. The country is modernising at a rapid pace, with Sofia leading the way. Become acquainted with a historic city in development. Sofia, nestled beautifully in the central Balkans, has served as a bridge between Europe and Asia for centuries.

Places to visit in Sofia

The oldest building in the city is the Church of St George. Another popular religious sight is Boyana Church. Thanks in part to its flawless frescoes from 1259, Boyana is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. In 89 scenes, you can get a good idea of medieval eastern European painting. Sofia's most famous building is the cathedral named after Alexander Nevski. And a visit to the Banya Bashi Mosque is also an absolute must. It was built during the Ottoman rule (1576) and is now one of the oldest mosques in Europe.

Discover Sofia

Bulgarian cuisine is definitely worth trying. The dishes have influences from the Slavic, Turkish, Greek and Middle Eastern cuisines. Salads in Bulgaria are rich in flavour and served with every meal. Dairy products are also very popular, and Bulgarian yoghurt is world-famous. National dishes include Tarator, a cold soup with yoghurt and cucumbers, and Baniysa, a type of pastry. You'll find some excellent Bulgarian restaurants in Panchavero and Raiska Gradina.

Practical information for your trip to Sofia

  • The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian lev, which means you can't pay in euros

  • It's one hour later in Bulgaria than in Eindhoven

  • In Bulgaria, the same plugs are used as in the Netherlands, so you won't have to take a travel adapter with you.

  • The water in Bulgaria isn't always safe to drink. We therefore recommend buying bottled water.

  • A great way to explore Sofia is with a day ticket valid for all public transport. Buses, metros and trams operate in the city

Foto's van Sofia

Banya Bashi Mosque

Historical Museum in Sofia

National Theatre in Sofia

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Sofia

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Sofia in Bulgaria with Ryanair and Wizzair.

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