Sofia Downtown Walking Tour (Bulgaria)
This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the reimbursement payment:
- Fresco-Hunting Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches
Sofia Downtown Walking Tour
Visits to the Bulgarian Orthodox Cathedral (1912) dedicated to Sveti Alexander Nevsky and the Gallery of Old Christian Art in the Crypt, Sveta Sofia Church (6th century) and the Church Underground Museum, the Eastern Gate of Roman Serdica (2nd century CE). While walking, the group will pass by the National Assembly (1880s), the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1869), Sofia University (1888), the National Gallery of Foreign Arts, the Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard famous for the yellow brick pavements, the Old Royal Palace (1879) which today houses the National Art Gallery, the National Theater (1904), the Russian Orthodox church, the Central City Garden, the Governmental square, Sveti Georgi Rotunda (300s CE), Sveta Nedelya Church (1930), the Ottoman Banya Bashi Mosque (1576), the Sofia Synagogue (1909), Sofia City Museum and Central Baths (1913), Sofia Central Market Hall (1911), remains of the Roman Amphitheater of Serdica as well as the National Archaeological Museum.
The tour/price includes:
- An English speaking guide & travel assistant;
- Round trip transportation
- All expenses of the guide & travel assistant, entries to galleries / museums and the driver
- Travel insurance
- Sightseeing tours of Sofia's main squares, the Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral "Sv. Alexander Nevsky", Sveta Sofia church, the 1700-year-old Sveti Georgi Rotunda church, the ruins of Roman Serdica's town square, city gates and other.