The center of Sofia | © Tuncay/Flickr
The center of Sofia | © Tuncay/Flickr
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16 of the Most Instagrammable Spots in Sofia

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Updated: 22 March 2017
Today’s Sofia is a peculiar mixture of architecture. From Roman ruins, dull, gray functional architecture from the communist era, and fresh and colorful spots created by modern urban artists and architects. Take a virtual tour around Sofia with 16 of the most Instagrammable spots in the capital of Bulgaria.

National Theater Ivan Vazov

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National Thater Ivan Vazov in Sofia
National Thater Ivan Vazov in Sofia | © Wengen/Pixabay

National Theater Ivan Vazov

The small park with a fountain in front of the National Theatre is a favorite hang out of Sofia’s youth.

ul. “Dyakon Ignatiy” 5, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia from above

As more and more people fly drones above Sofia or just take photos from their plane (many planes fly across the city center before landing at Sofia Airport), it is not unusual to see Sofia from a bird’s-eye view on Instagram.

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Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral

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Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral

The major Orthodox cathedral in Sofia with its shining covered in gold domes makes a beautiful backdrop for a picture.

pl. “Sveti Aleksandar Nevski”, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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The Soviet Army monument

The debate whether the monument still has a place in the city is on going. Grab a snap while you still can!

1142 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia is home to quite a few old and kind of eye catching trams. Graf Ignatiev Street is a perfect tram-hunting photo spot.

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The movie graffiti underpass

The underpass that helps you cross the busy Tsarigradsko Shose Boulevard to Svetoslav Terter Street is covered in amazing movie themed graffiti. You can almost take a selfie with a star.

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Sofia Largo

The remains of ancient Sofia, known as Serdika in Roman times, have recently been put on public display. They are under street level but with glass roof to let natural light in so a photo should be no problem.

bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 2, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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The monument in front of the National Palace of Culture

Another debate causing relic of the communist-era relic. Should it be demolished, transformed or turned into a museum-like monument of a past era? Have a think about it while you shoot.

The Old Public Bath

Today a home to the Sofia History Museum. This is still a pretty impressive building.

1 Banski square, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Saint Sofia Statue

Located in the very center of Sofia and one of the symbols of the city. It would be rude not to take her picture.

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The yellow paving-stones of Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard

More than 100 years old, they are another symbol of Sofia and a photo opportunity not to be missed.

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The Russian Church

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The Russian Church

The iconic church with its characteristic bulb-shape domes carries the legend that a visit to it makes wishes come true. Make sure you get your picture to prove to the wish granter that you were there!

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Sofia from Vitosha mountain

Hop on a bus and head up Sofia’s Vitosha mountain. It’s not very far and the view is well worth the trouble.

The flower shop on Shipka Street

This shop is always bursting with flowers, you can’t just pass by without taking a photo and smiling.

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Vitosha Boulevard

This is where everyone goes for coffee. Pull up a seat and watch the world go by. The perfect place for a chilled out picture.

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