- Capital - Sofia
- Most biggest city - Sofia
- Official language - Bulgarian
- Boundary - Romania(North); Serbia(West); Macedonia(West); Greece(South); Turkey(Southeast); Black sea(East)
- Climate - Humid Continental
Bulgaria, (Republic of Bulgaria officially) is a country in Southeast Europe. Bulgaria borders five other countries: Romania to the north (mostly along the Danube), Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east.
With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers (42,855 sq miles), Bulgaria ranks as the 15th-largest country in Europe. Several mountainous areas define the landscape, most notably Stara Planina (the Balkan mountains) and Rhodope mountain ranges, as well as the Rila range, which includes the highest peak in the entire Balkans. In contrast, the Danubian plain in the north and the Upper Thracian Plain in the south represent Bulgaria's most fertile regions. The 378-kilometer (235 miles) Black Sea coastline covers the entire eastern boundary of the country.
You should visit
St. George Church (Rotonda “Sveti Georgi”): an early Christian red brick rotunda that is considered to be the oldest building in the capital, Sofia. The church is located only 300 metres away from the Sofia Peace Hostel.view map
Sophia Synagogue (Sofiyska Sinagoga): the largest synagogue in Southeast Europe, one of the two functioning in Bulgaria, and the third largest in Europe. The distance between Sofia Peace Hostel and the Synagogue is approximately 400 metres.view map
Sophia Mosque (Banya Bashi Mosque): one of the popular mosques in Sofia. Its construction was completed in 1576 as a part of the Ottoman Empire. It is located 400 metres from the Sofia Peace Hostel.view map
Hagia Sophia Church (St. Sophia Church, Tsarkva “Sveta Sofia”): the second oldest church in Sofia, dating from the 6th century, and in close proximity to the Sofia Peace Hostel (600 metres).view map
St. Nicholas the Miracle-Maker Church (the Russian Church): Russian Orthodox church in the centre of Sofia, located on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, and 700 metres away from the Sofia Peace Hostel.view map
The St. Alexander Nevsky CathedralB (Hram-pametnik „Sveti Aleksandar Nevski“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.Aproximately 900 metres stand between Sofia Peace Hostel and the Cathedral.view map
Boyana Church (Boyanska Tsarkva): a medieval Bulgarian orthodox church, located on the outskirts of Sofia, in the Boyana quarter.view map
Rila Monastery (St. Ivan Rila Monastery, Rilski Manastir): the largest and most famous Eastern orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.view map
Map & Direction
65B, Knyaz Boris I Str., Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia Peace Hostel is located in an authentic house in central Sofia, 20 minutes by taxi from the central railway/bus station, or half an hour from the airport. To find us, walk along the pedestrian Vitosha Boulevard and turn onto Karnigradska Street (around the Mango shop). Go down Karnigradska until you hit Knyaz Boris I Str. (that is the 2nd street from Vitosha Boulevard), and walk into the courtyard by the 'Sofia Peace Hostel' sign. We are expecting you at the end of a calm green court yard.
Sofia's major highlights are within a 5-15 minute walks: the ancient Roman ruins, the Archaeological Museum, Slaveikov book market, the National Gallery / Theatre area, as well as many vibrant bars and restaurants in the back streets. We are always happy to give advice - find out more in our "What to do in Sofia" section.