16 of the Most Instagrammable Spots in Sofia

The center of Sofia | © Tuncay/Flickr
The center of Sofia | © Tuncay/Flickr
Photo of Maria Angelova
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.

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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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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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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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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