I had the chance to stop for some hours in Sofia and have a nice walk on a freezing cold winter afternoon and enjoy some nice dishes at a hip restaurant.
It was a well worth spent afternoon thanks to the wonderful lunch we had at Made in Home restaurant. This is a hip place serving various dishes made with fresh ingredients (specially local ones). Everything we had was delicious, the only inconvenience was that payment was only possible by cash (no credit card accepted).
I couldn’t say that Sofia is a beautiful city or that is has lots of sites to visit, so a day would be more than enough for this capital. Still, it seems to be developing and focus is put on alternative ways to spend the time – there are numerous coffees and restaurants that are attractive and where you can have the best products at a price rarely to be found in Europe.
The most representative site in Sofia is clearly Aleksander Nevski Cathedral built in the neo-Byzantine style. It is a grandiose church opened to the public.
Parking in the city center might seem difficult due to the narrow streets and limited parking places. Parking is normally done on the streets, a parking ticket must be purchased (hourly fee is paid).
Payment: must be done in local currency (Leva) and not all places accept credit cards.
My visit time: January 2017