Sofia – Top Things to Do and See
Sofia has an undeniable magnetism and contagious dynamism that makes it the ideal destination for groups looking for culture, history and a generous dose of nocturnal adventure. The city seamlessly combines rich heritage and tradition, with a vibrant contemporary urban culture, and is easily up there amongst Europe’s top emerging nightlife hot spots, coming to life after dark, when the local party animals and night owls come out to play.
As leading experts on the scene in Sofia, we’ve decided to let you in on some inside information, with the top things you MUST do and see while in the city.
There is plenty to do and see in the city of Sofia itself, but for an epic outdoor adventure with the boys, head out of the centre for a morning of rafting the rapids.
Designed for the groups who like their fun a little more action-packed and adrenalin-fuelled, this activity is not easy and requires, teamwork, strength and stamina; but the rewarding feeling when you come out the other side together as a team is priceless.
Love skiing but hate crowds? Why not come to Sofia for a ski trip with a unique twist. Instead of spending the days on the slopes and the nights on the town, switch things up with a night spent out shredding the pistes far from the maddening crowds, with the light of the moon above and the lights of the capital below.
Eventhuse offers winter skiing with all equipment provided, ski passes, roundtrip transfers and a local guide.
St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
You can’t miss this gigantic architectural icon in the centre of Sofia, so while you are out exploring the city during your upcoming weekend, take a moment to really take in the grandeur of the building that also just happens to be the second largest Orthodox Cathedral in Europe.
Now a symbol of the city, this momentous edifice was erected around the 1880’s and can fit over 10,000 people inside. You can also enter the cathedral and even climb the bell tower, but just taking it in from outside is impressive enough.
Skipping out on tasting this fiery little number while on your tour in Sofia would quite simply be sacrilege.
The national drink of Bulgaria is made from fermented fruit and sugar and has come to represent an important piece of the countries rich history. Ranging between 40%-80% alcohol, it is also a super-strength, potent spirit that can be fun on a big lad’s night out.
Eventhuse offers an immersive Rakia Tasting experience which will give you a bit of background into the history and let you test some of the best brews around.
Bulgarian cuisine is rich and diverse, relying heavily on meat and fresh vegetables cooked according to age old traditions. Don’t miss tasting the delicious Bulgarian Lukanka sausage; a close cousin of the salami, this semi-dry, cured meat has a strong taste and is often made with spices, giving it a fiery flavour.
Perfect as a quick bite with bread for a lunch on the go, this slightly flat looking sausage can also be enjoyed at dinner; and to satiate all your culinary curiosities, Eventhuse can take your group for a traditional Bulgarian feast, perfect for the foodie traveller.
Sofia’s lack of laws restricting the selling of alcohol means that the city is always down to have a good time, and the party usually goes on from dusk until well past dawn and into the next day.
In fact, you can pretty much find somewhere to have a drink at all hours of the day. But for a taste of the real Sofia party animal spirit, revellers should hit Vitosha Boulevard, where both the main strip and the warren of side streets are jam packed with bars, pubs, cafes and clubs.
Eventhuse can also arrange VIP night club experiences in some of the best venues in town, as well as pub crawls for some much-needed pre-gaming before the party really kicks off.
Sofia is an epic destination that is still relatively off the tourist trail, so if you are thinking of exploring its vast plethora of experiences and activities, head into our dedicated activity Sofia page to see what we can help you out with.