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- Central Bus Station Sofia, 10-15 minutes away
Central Bus Station Sofia is the main bus station of Sofia, Bulgaria. Between 47 and 50 buses are departing at any time from 50 sectors within the Central Bus Station – Sofia on routes in Bulgaria and abroad. The bus station has 57 ticket windows, which accept cash, debit and credit cards. Ten additional bus stops are made available on days with heavy traffic. 2,250 passengers may pass through the waiting area in one hour.
Address: 100 Kn. Maria Louisa Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Central Railway Station Sofia, 10-15 minutes away
The Central Railway Station of Sofia is the stopping point for most people travelling to Sofia by rail. It is the city’s main passenger rail station, and the largest one in the country. Its location 1 km north of the city centre and close to the Central Bus Station makes it convenient to get anywhere in Sofia from the Central Railway Station.
Address: 102 Kn. Maria Louisa Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- New Metro Link, 5 minutes away
Holiday Inn ® Sofia hotel is connected to Sofia Metropolitan network via one of the newest and most modern Metro stations – Business Park. The station is just a few minutes away from the hotel entrance.With the new Metro Station the hotel gain thunder-speed access to the all key locations in Sofia.
Address: 89 Alexander Malinov Blvd, 1715 Sofia
- Public Transport, 5-10 minutes away
Buses to Holiday In Sofia Hotel – No 76, No 111, No 213, No 214 and No 413. Minibus shuttles to Holiday Inn Sofia Hotel – No 3, No 6 and No 14.
Address: 89 Alexander Malinov Blvd, 1715 Sofia
- Sofia Airport, 5-10 minutes away
Today Sofia Airport provides passenger, baggage, aircraft, cargo and mail handling services to more than 65 air companies operating to and from Sofia. Sofia Airport is the biggest international airport in the country with over 5 million visitors annually – passengers, meeters and greeters, personnel.
Address: 1 “Christofor Columb” Blvd, 1540 Sofia, Bulgaria
- Mall of Sofia, 15-20 minutes away
Mall of Sofia is a shopping mall in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The complex boasts 130 stores, a supermarket, pharmacies, a beauty salon, an Internet café and DVD and video rentals, to name but a few. Mall of Sofia also offers a number of restaurants and cafés (such as McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut), as well as Cinema City, a 12-screen multiplex cinema also featuring the first 3-D IMAX theatre in Southeastern Europe, M-Tel IMAX.
Address: 101 Alexander Stamboliiski Blvd,Sofia, Bulgaria
- The Mall, 5-10 minutes away
The Mall, Sofia, is the largest shopping mall in the Balkans. Opened in spring 2010, the Mall has a total built area of 65,000 square metres (700,000 sq ft) on six stories, three of which are underground. It contains 185 shops, restaurants, recreations centres, bars, cafeterias and parking capacity for more than 2,800 vehicles. Bulgaria’s largest Carrefour hypermarket at 9,000 square metres (97,000 sq ft) is within the Mall.
Address: 115 Tsarigradsko Chausse Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Sofia Ring Mall, 5 minutes away
SOFIA RING MALL is connected to the first and only IKEA store in Bulgaria and to a future residential development in the up-and-coming Malinova Dolina District, including upscale residential areas such as Boyana and Simeonovo, which makes it a powerful destination with a customer-friendly shopping concept. It provides entertainment and leisure opportunities which extend beyond its glass walls to green areas, recreation parks and breathtaking views.
Address: 214 Okolovrasten pat street, 1434 Sofia
- Serdika Center, 15-20 minutes away
Welcome to Serdika Centre Sofia – the Centre with the biggest variety of brands. With its 210 shops Serdika Centre is an absolute leader in size and variety of brands.Serdika Centre has selected international brands, which are new to the Bulgarian market, as well as acclaimed and well-known brands.The team of Serdika Center works for you, their clients. Their aim is to create the coziest atmosphere for their visitors and to make shopping an experience.
Address: 48 Sitnyakovo Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Ikea, 5 minutes away
IKEA is a privately held, international home products company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture such as beds and desks, appliances and home accessories. The company is the world’s largest furniture retailer Address: 216 Okolovrasten Pat street, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Arena Armeec Sports Hall, 5-10 minutes away
Arena Armeec Sofia is an indoor arena located in Sofia, Bulgaria. It has a seating capacity of between 12,410 and 19,000 spectators depending on its use. It hosts a total of 30 different sports, including basketball, volleyball, handball, wrestling, weightlifting, fencing and gymnastics competitions as well as concerts. The first major concert in the arena was held by Jean Michel Jarre, followed by artists Sade and Tom Jones.
Address: 1 Asen Yordanov Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Akademik Stadium, 10-15 minutes away
Akademik Stadium is a soccer stadium located in the capital of Bulgaria with a capacity of 8,000 sitting and 2,000 standing for sports and expandable to 22,000 for concerts. The stadium complex consists of 1 grass field, 2 additional fields, 4 changing rooms and 1 cafee-bar, as well as halls for Tae Bo, boxing, judo, a dance sport hall and a gym.
Address: 25 Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Balgarska Armiya Stadium, 10-15 minutes away
Bulgarian Army Stadium is the club stadium of the Bulgarian football club CSKA Sofia. It is situated in the Borisova Gradina (Boris’s Park), in the centre of Sofia. The stadium has four sectors and a total of 22,015 seats, of which 2,100 are covered. The pitch length is 106 meters and the width 66 meters.
Address: 38 Evlogi Georgiev Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Vasil Levski National Stadium, 10-15 minutes away
Vasil Levski National Stadium is one of Bulgaria’s largest sports venues and the country’s second largest stadium. It is located in the centre of Sofia, on the territory of the city’s oldest and most famous park – the Borisovata gradina. The Bulgaria national football team’s home matches and the Bulgarian Cup finals are held at the venue, as well as athletics competitions. It was also used as the home venue for Levski Sofia’s Champions League games.
Address: 38 Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Cine Grand, 10 minutes away
The five star experience is unique in the royal Tsar Lounge and Cinema with fully reclining seats with personalized service at every seat helping guests to experience the savory treats from the wide food & beverage menu. A lounge with well equipped bar will provide the right ambiance for the guests to relax and enjoy with family and friends before settling down for the movie experience.
Address: 214 Okolovrasten Pat Str, Ring Mall, Sofia
- Cinema City, 15-20 minutes away
For the first time in Bulgaria, the Mall of Sofia offers an IMAX movie theater with fascinating images, clear sound and state-of-the-art technology. From the 37-meter wide screen, color images virtually pop out, creating the illusion that the viewer is a part of the action. The cinema consists of 12 high- quality multiplex screens. The IMAX theatre is situated on the entertainment floor, where restaurants and coffee shops are also located.
Address: 101 Al. Stambolijski Blvd, Mall of Sofia, Sofia
- Arena Cinema, 10-15 minutes away
Kino Arena theater is equipped with the highest class of cinema technology, contemporary design, comfortable chairs and everything to satisfy even the most demanding viewer. It offers special concepts for ultimate experience such as IMAX, LUXE, PREMIUM and VIP. The most advanced cinema audio system Dolby Atmos, which offers 360-degrees panoramic sound, is presented in Bulgaria exclusively by Arena Cinemas.
Address: 115 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd, The Mall, Sofia
- 199 Theatre “Valentin Stoichev”, 10-15 minutes away
199 Theatre “Valentin Stoichev” is the place where you will enjoy the talents of the most prominent Bulgarian artists and experience memorable moments of theatrical magic.The theatre is located in the heart of Sofia and is one of the favourite cultural places for most of the Sofia citizens.
Address: 8 Slavianska Str, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Ivan Vazov National Theatre, 10-15 minutes away
The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is Bulgaria’s national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located in the centre of the city, with the facade facing the City Garden.The theatre employs some of the country’s best actors and stage directors, many of whom are widely popular all over Europe.
Address: 5 Diakon Ignatii Str, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Boyana Church, 5 minutes away
Located on the outskirts of Sofia, Boyana Church consists of three buildings. The eastern church was built in the 10th century, then enlarged at the beginning of the 13th century by Sebastocrator Kaloyan, who ordered a second two storey building to be erected next to it.
Address: 1-3 Boyansko Ezero street, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Dragalevtsi Monastery, 5 minutes away
The Dragalevtsi Monastery is located within close proximity to Dragalevtsi, a quarter of Sofia city at the foot of the Vitosha mountain. Dragalevski Convent consists of a church, residential and farm buildings. The only one of which was preserved from the old monastery complex is the church, which is a type of basilica, dating back to the 15th century.
Address: Dragalevtsi, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1415
- National Ethnographic Museum, 20 minutes away
The museum contains exhibitions of costumes, textiles, jewelry, wood carving, wrought iron and more. A small craft shop sells handicraft items, costumes and musical instruments from all over Bulgaria. Located in the former royal palace of the “Tsar Liberator”, the museum is under one roof with the National Art Gallery.
Address: 6A Moskovska street, Sofia, Bulgaria
- National Natural History Museum, 20 minutes away
The museum was founded in 1889 and opened to visitors in 1907. Nowadays the museum has three major sections: Geology, Zoology and Botany. Apart from several meteorites, the ‘Earth and Space’ exhibition feature unique lunar samples and an impressive dinosaur skeleton. A special exhibition shows live pythons, crocodiles, and iguanas.
Address: 1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
- National Palace of Culture, 20 minutes away
The National Palace of Culture is located is the largest multifunctional congress, conference, convention and exhibition centre in Southeastern Europe.The congress centre has a wide variety of technical equipment at its disposal in order to host different types of events, such as concerts, big conferences, exhibitions and shows. The National Palace of Culture has 13 halls and 15,000 m² of exhibition area.
Address: 1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
- The Alexander Nevski Crypt, 20 minutes away
The crypt museum was founded in 1965 and contains items from the very beginning of Bulgarian iconography (the end of the 9th century) until the end of the 19th century. All stages of the Bulgarian iconography school are represented in a collection of 1500 items.
Address: 1 St. Alexander Nevsky Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Business Park Sofia, 1-2 minutes away
Business Park Sofia is located at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, in one of the most modern areas in Sofia, Mladost close to the Sofia Ring Road. There is access by public transport and a shuttle service runs between the park and strategic points throughout the city. From 2014 there are expected to be two metro stations in the area of the Business Park, connecting it to the airport and the city centre. Business Park Sofia consists of 35 buildings.
Address: Mladost IV, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Kambanite Business Center, 3-5 minutes away
Kambanite Business Center is located in the South – East part of the Sofia Ring Road opposite the Sofia Business Park in a well–developed business area. There is easy access with public transport as well as with subway in near future.
Address: Mladost IV, Business Park Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Mega Park Sofia, 5-10 minutes away
Based on the modern trends, MEGAPARK offers a unique combination of office space and extended shopping areas. This „full service“-package will facilitate business contacts far beyond the single company. Land plot of more than 16.000 sqm. More than 50.000 sqm of Class “A” office space.
Address: Tsarigradsko Shosse Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Inter Expo Center, 10-15 minutes away
Built on an area of 42 000 sq.m, Inter Expo & Congress Center is situated in the south-eastern part of Sofia only 3 km from the city airport, directly on the highway connecting Vienna and Istanbul, 6 km from the centre of the city and 15 minutes from the central railway station and international bus station.
Address: 147 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Astral Business Centre, 10-15 minutes away
Astral Business Centre is situated in the newly developed business complex in the vicinity of the airport. The newly constructed buildings in this district characterise the spirit of the new center of Sofia located at the entrance to Bulgaria, free of the shortcomings of densely populated districts filled with buildings differing in function, eclectic and very often incompatible in terms of design, price and quality.
Address: 80, Christopher Columbus Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria