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Varna (beach town)

Varna (beach town) — located 5 hours east of Sofia (443 km) via car, Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.  It is third in population after Sofia and Plovdiv and the second largest city in Bulgaria.  Varna is a major tourist destination, a starting point for all … Continue reading Varna (beach town)

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The Gym

The Gym (111 Haidushka Gora, Sofia) – a.k.a. “the red gym”, this is a fitness complex where visitors can work out (using its weights and exercise machines).  There are also aerobics and Zumba classes, a spa center, and massage rooms.  There is even a car wash for drivers needing such services.  There is a nice … Continue reading The Gym

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Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach – located 4 hours east of Sofia (414 km) via car, this is the largest and most popular beach resort in Bulgaria. It is a Blue Flag winning resort, located in a picturesque and ecologically clean gulf on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, close to the town of Nesebar, the yacht port of … Continue reading Sunny Beach

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St. Sofia Golf Club & Spa

St. Sofia Golf Club & Spa (Village of Pavino Pole, Elin Pelin Municipality) – opened in 2004, this golf course (located 30 minutes east of Sofia) caters to players of all skill levels.  It’s particularly great for the novice who’s looking to make their first steps to play the game and those who have not … Continue reading St. Sofia Golf Club & Spa

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Spartak Swimming Complex

Spartak Swimming Complex (4 Arsenalski Blvd., Sofia) – opened in 1968 (during the height of the country’s Communist period), this is a fitness complex (this one evolving around swimming).  Apart from its indoor swimming pool there is also an outdoor swimming pool where you could lie in the sun in summer. There are many training … Continue reading Spartak Swimming Complex

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Sofia Zoo

Sofia Zoo (1, Srebarna Street, Sofia) – this is the oldest and largest Zoo on the Balkan Peninsula. It was established in 1888 by Prince Ferdinand, and initially it was situated near the former royal palace.  Over the years the zoo quickly became popular and became a place for recreation, entertainment and education, with its … Continue reading Sofia Zoo

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Sofia Puppet Theatre

Sofia Puppet Theatre (14 General Gurko Street, Sofia) – this theatre, which organizes puppet productions, has more than 20 titles in its repertoire, performs on stage more than 500 times and prepares up to 6 new performances every season, showing high quality theatre for children and adults with more than 50 000 spectators annually.  Such … Continue reading Sofia Puppet Theatre

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Nessebar (beach town)

Nessebar (beach town) – located 4 hours east of Sofia (412 km) via car, Nessebar is in close proximity to Sunny Beach resort.  Nessebar consists of an old town and a new district.  The ancient town is situated on a romantic rocky peninsula, connected to the mainland via a narrow isthmus.  The new part of … Continue reading Nessebar (beach town)

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Lake Ariana

Lake Ariana (Bulevard Hristo Georgievi & Bulevard Tsarigradsko shoese, Sofia) — Ariana lake a medium-sized artificial lake in Borisova gradina (Boris’ garden) in Sofia. The lake is “B”-shaped, 175 m long and 75 m wide, with a small island at its narrowest point. It is located at the westernmost corner of the park, between the … Continue reading Lake Ariana