Sofia is the biggest city of Bulgaria and its capital since 3 April
1879. It is one of the ancient European cities. (Roman's name Serdika,
Slovenian's name Sredetz, Greek's name Triaditza). Sofia has its name
since 14th century when it was renamed after St. Sofia church.
Among the attractions of the city are the Rotunda St. George which
is the oldest cultural monument of the city, built in 4th century
B.C. Other monuments are the cathedral St. Alexander Nevski, the fortress's
walls of ancient Serdika, the church St. Petka Samardjijska (14th
century), the church St. Sofia (6th century) , the Russian church
St. Nicholas - built in typical Moscow architectural style. The National
Theatre, built in neoclassical style, has a very interesting architecture.
The Parliament is also here. It has been built in three steps: in
1884, 1890 and 1928.
places to visit are The National Historical Museum, The Museum of
Natural Science and History, The People and the Earth Museum, The
National Gallery. Sofia boasts the biggest on the Balkans Congress
Center - National Palace of Culture. It is equipped with modern high-quality
facilities. It has to offer 16 halls and more than 5000 seats. Ideal
place for congresses, meetings, festivals, concerts, etc.