All you need to know about Sofia

Stunning Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia
City Facts - Sofia

Sofia is Bulgaria's capital and largest city. Globalization and World Cities Research Network has labelled it as a Beta global city. It is the most visited tourist destination in Bulgaria seeing as it is home to the majority of significant Bulgarian and international companies operating in the country, as well as the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. As the country's economic centre, there is a wide range of serviced apartments in Sofia.

Tips for staying in Sofia

Transport in Sofia

The Sofia International Airport, located near the city centre, is an easy way to get to Sofia. The city serves as a major international railway and automobile transportation hub. Sofia has representation for all major modes of transportation (except water). The bus, tram, trolleybus, and metro systems are the most popular modes of public transportation available. The commute between your Sofia serviced apartment and the city is simple. Sofia has Bulgaria's largest train station, which is located 1km north of the city centre. Direct trains to Greece, Russia, and many other European destinations are available from here.

Shopping in Sofia

Sofia has a good amount of shopping centres, which is understandable given that it is the country's tourism hub. The Mall is a large shopping centre with approximately 200 stores, including global brands such as Hugo Boss, Lush, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora, and Zara.  Mall of Sofia is located in the city centre and has 72 stores, including Pandora, H&M, IKEA, fast food restaurants, cafes, and a cinema which shows popular local and international movies. Other popular shopping malls in the city include the Bulgarian Mall and Park Centre.

Things to do in Sofia

There are numerous activities to do in Bulgaria's capital city. A 10-hour tour to Lovech, Devetaki Cave, and Krushuna waterfalls is one of those many options. This tour includes pick-ups and drops-offs at apartments in Sofia. Bulgaria has been producing wine for 5000 years, so wine tasting in the heart of Sofia is possible when visiting on business. The Tempus Vini Wine Point, where this private tour will take place, is easily accessible from the metro station. If you enjoy architecture and historical structures, you must see the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. With its 45m high gold-plated dome, it is one of the world's largest Eastern Cathedrals.

Facts about Sofia

  • Sofia is the 13th largest city in the European Union.
  • Sofia is ranked 62nd in the world among financial centres.
  • Business Park Sofia (BPS), the largest office park in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • It is Europe's second-oldest city.
  • Sofia has been constructed on top of Roman ruins.
  • Sofia hosted the FIVD World League Finals in 2012.
  • Sofia has over 250 historical landmarks and was founded approximately 7,000 years ago.
  • Sofia is surrounded by mountains, which have a significant impact on the climate. Due to the lack of wind during the chilly winter months, there is a lot of fog and smog.

What is a serviced apartment?

Serviced apartments in Sofia are ideal for business travellers who prefer the privacy of personal space but value the services and amenities provided by high-end hotel accommodation. Serviced apartments with fewer ad-on charges provide extra room, comfort, and confidentiality, similar to living at home. They often include separate bedrooms (to accommodate any group size), a lounge area, a bathroom, a fully outfitted kitchen (which cuts the costs of eating out), a washer/dryer, a television, Wi-Fi, regular housekeeping, and access to hotel-like facilities such as swimming pools, gyms, conference rooms, and leisure centres. While on business, serviced apartments are intended to feel like a home away from home.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Sofia with SilverDoor?

SilverDoor specialises in sourcing and booking the best serviced apartments in Sofia and throughout the world. We are particularly suited to handle your corporate lodging needs seeing as the SilverDoor team has had years of practical experience working as corporate and business travel booking agents. Travel managers may use Orbi, our industry-leading online booking platform, to make quick online bookings, get extensive data, and track their assignees across the world. As a result of our partnership with Trees4Travel, our customers may offset their carbon footprint by planting trees in developing countries while travelling to a short-term apartment in Sofia.