tips for sofia, bulgaria?

Old Oct 24th, 2004, 07:14 AM
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tips for sofia, bulgaria?

I will be spending 4 days in Sofia, Bulgaria next week and am interested in ideas for sites. I understand that I should see the Rila monastery. Are there quaint towns nearby? Museums?

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Two hours away by train lies Plovdiv, second city of Bulgaria. Founded by the son of Alexander the Great, it has three roman fora, one in use, a mosque, some museums, and houses and schools connected with the growth of Bulgarian national feeling against the Turks about 1860. A good site is, though it dates from 1996

A buffet car train leaves Sofia at 0640 and reaches Plovdiv at 0850. A restauirant Car train leaves Sofia at 1010 and reaches Plovdiv at 1238. A buffet car train leaves Plovdiv at 1948 and reaches Sofia at 2200.

Sofia has less to show, but the national museum does have a fine treasury of gold and silver jewellery. A useful site is, though it dates from 1997.

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I will also be travelling to Sofia from November 11 to the 14. I do not yet have a hotel reservation and wonder if anyone has some recommendations for moderately priced hotels. I will be meeting friends there but staying alone in the hotel so I dont want any place that might not be safe.

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I will be going to Sofia for 3 weeks, arriving on DEC 3. Did you find an inexpensive but safe hotel? Got any tips for us?
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