Modern Sofia City
Nowadays Sofia is the largest settlement in Bulgaria with more than 2 million residents. It is the main industrial, financial, administrative, cultural and transportation center of the country. It is also home to more than 20 universities and to the Bulgarian Academy of Science. The city of Sofia is famous with its huge parks that spread over 10 000 acres and with its proximity to Vitosha Mountain with its cable car, ski runs, Boyana waterfall, etc.
The historical and cultural heritage of Sofia city are truly fascinating. On the territory of Sofia Municipality are to be found more than 1400 cultural monuments, including the World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO – Boyana Church, known for its murals. In addition to all the historical places of interest and cultural sites, Sofia is also a city with very intensive cultural life. Various international events, different festivals, and the endless choice of theatrical performances, concerts, galleries will keep you busy. The city public transportation network is easy and fast to use.