Sofia is situated in the Sofia valley, at the foot of Vitosha Mountain (2280 m). The town happened in the eighth c. B.C. around a mineral spring, which is presently in the focal point of the city.
“Perpetually Growing, Never Aging” is its aphorism and since 1879 Sofia has been the capital of Bulgaria. More than 250 archeological, verifiable and social landmarks that the Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Slavs, Proto-Bulgarians and Turks made, are a piece of the cityscape, for example, the St Sofia Church, St George Rotunda, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the National Theater Ivan Vazov, St Nikolai Russian Church, Sofia University, the Parliament building.
The fundamental shopping regions in Sofia are on Vitosha Boulevard (now people on foot and shut for vehicles), Graf Ignatiev Str., Rakovski Str. what’s more, Pirotska Str.
TzUM (Central Departments sotre) works as a Western-style shopping center, with secretly leased boutiques and bistros on three levels. The Tsentralni Hali (Central Food Halls), on Maria Luisa Boulevard have been restored to frame a spotlessly perfect and efficient bazaar and are open day by day 07:00-24:00.
Gifts, for example, propagation symbols, Russian dolls, jewelery, pottery, wooden things, weaved tablecloths and ribbon are available to be purchased at slows down before Alexander Nevski church. Likewise worth examining for gifts are the shops in the tram amongst TzUM and the Sheraton Hotel. There is a vast book showcase at Slaveykov Square, close to the National Theater and Rakovski Str.
Luxury products to bring home incorporate Bulgarian wines, outstandingly the full-bodied red, Melnik, and “rakiya” – top picks being “grozdova” produced using grapes and “slivova” from plum. These are accessible in shops all through the city.
Most shops are open 09:00-19:00 on weekdays and until 13:00 on Saturday. A few shops are likewise open on Saturday evening and even Sunday. VAT in Bulgaria is 20%.