Church of St. George

The St. George Rotunda is the oldest standing building in Sofia, built in the fourth century by the Romans. The red brick early Christian rotunda was built on the site of a pagan temple. It has since been used as a mosque, at which point the famous murals inside were painted over (they have been … Continue reading Church of St. George

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National Archeological Museum

Returning to Sofia for our flight back to the UK, we had a couple of hours spare to explore the National Archeological Museum of Bulgaria. This former Ottoman mosque now houses an interesting range of exhibits from around Bulgaria, spread across five halls.We started in the central hall, which contains items from ancient Thrace, Greece … Continue reading National Archeological Museum

Hiking to the Boyana waterfall

From the Boyana church, we continued walking uphill and joined the path leading towards the Boyana waterfall.  The route initially meandered through gentle woodland, but very rapidly became a LOT steeper. At this point there was the choice between the easy or challenging routes, but even the "easy" one was very hard going. I'd really … Continue reading Hiking to the Boyana waterfall