Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria is one of the coolest cities you can visit in the world. Lying at the foot of gorgeous Vitosha Mountain, the city is well known for its history, beautiful architecture, culture and delicious cuisines to eat. The city has such aura to it that you are actually bound to fall in love with this place. Colorful modern designs and communist architecture are some of the best highlights of the city. Even though there are many popular cities in Bulgaria that offers more in terms of views, attractions and all other touristy things, but Sofia has a certain charm to it and that’s the reason, it’s a great starting point to get to know more about Bulgaria and its amazing culture.
From quirky klek shops to gorgeous Vitosha Mountain, Sofia is home to some of the most beautiful Instagram and photography spots. And to help you find the best photogenic spots in the city, we have compiled a list of top 5 Instagrammable spots in Sofia.
When in Sofia, you will see plenty of tiny shops scattered across the city that might not look very instagrammable to you at first glance but they certainly are one of the unique and interesting highlights of Sofia. These klek shops will make for a quirky backdrop in your pictures. For all the people who love taking shots of street life, these shops might just be the way to capture the life of the city. Klek shops are basically run out of the basement and they weren’t always here. The reason behind these weirdly placed shops was the fall of communism where people were mostly compelled to rent the basements instead of a full storefront which was way more expensive. Unfortunately, these shops are slowly dying out.
Getting a picture in front of adorable vintage trams is one of the must things to do in the city. It’s not every day that you get to see some retro stuff and vintage trams are an important part of the city’s history. You can easily spot these bright yellow and green colored trams passing you by the city. Although, the city is in the process of replacing these trams with modern versions but you still would be able to find one or two of these traveling on the streets of Sofia. You can even take a ride on yellow and green trams for absolutely free of cost.
When Largo Serdika was discovered in the year 2010 during the excavation of Sofia metro, they were just a complex of ruins. However, today, largo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city where the remains are put to display under a cool modern glass roof. The architecture in this spot, surrounding the underground passage on the above is very grand and impressive and it was built in Socialist Classicism or Stalinist style. You will find plenty of opportunities here to click pictures with this amazing backdrop.
The view restaurant
To admire the amazing view and the stunning skyline of the city, visiting the view restaurant is probably your safest bet. Offering the highest view of the city from above, the view restaurant can be visited any time of the day where you can witness the panoramic view of the entire city. You can either come here during the day time or for a dinner which looks even better during night. If you are planning to stay in the city for good days, then do consider coming to this place during sunset to get a stunning shot of the city’s skyline.
Vitosha Mountain is not exactly in the city but it surrounds the area and could be seen from everywhere in Sofia. It is one of the best places that you can visit to witness the gorgeous view of the city from high on the top of the mountain. It doesn’t take a lot of trouble to reach the mountain; you can easily hop on to a bus that will straight away take you to Sofia’s Vitosha Mountain. During winters, the mountains turn themselves into a winter wonderland where you can enjoy skiing and during summers, it makes for a great hiking spot.