Sofia Flights and Travel Guide

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Sofia - Introduction

Sofia is the capital and the largest city of Bulgaria and home to 1.4 million people. It lies in the west of Bulgaria at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, where ski resorts make for winter fun right on the city’s doorstep.

The city combines European, Ottoman and communist-era architecture, providing a home for ancient archeological sites, natural mineral baths, beautiful Byzantine churches, Ottoman mosques, communist monuments, and more recently, glitzy shopping malls and posh hotels and casinos.

The city has a 2,500 year-long history, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is famous for its many mineral health springs, one of which is centrally located and freely accessible to the public.

Sofia has a dynamic vibe and remains largely unaffected by mass tourism. Among its attractions are museums, galleries, theaters, restaurants, bars and clubs. The city also enjoys plenty of green spaces and features a skiing resort right on its doorstep.

Today, despite new affluence, big differences can still be seen between the rich and the poor.

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Sofia - Climate

Sofia has a continental climate with four distinct seasons. It is known for pleasant climate with sunny and warm summers with temperatures frequently above 30 ºC – the warmest months are July and August. Winters are snowy and cold, the coldest month is January.

January average temperature -1 deg Celsius 33 mm rainfall
February average temperature 1 deg Celsius, 36 mm rainfall
March average temperature 5 deg Celsius, 38 mm rainfall
April average temperature 10 deg Celsius, 53 mm rainfall
May average temperature 14 deg Celsius, 69 mm rainfall
June average temperature 17 deg Celsius, 79 mm rainfall
July average temperature 20 deg Celsius, 56 mm rainfall
August average temperature 16 deg Celsius, 43 mm rainfall
September average temperature 11 deg Celsius, 41 mm rainfall
October average temperature 11 deg Celsius, 36 mm rainfall
November average temperature 4 deg Celsius, 51 mm rainfall
December average temperature 0 deg Celsius, 43 mm rainfall


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Sofia - When To Go

Depending on tastes and desires, spring, summer and autumn are great for sightseeing, whereas winter offers numerous sporting opportunities at the nearby skiing slopes.

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