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General information about Sofia


Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and also the biggest city in the country. Sofia lies in the Sofia valley and its territory is 1311 square kilometers. It has a population of about 1.4 million citizens. Its average elevation is 550 meters above sea level. The easiest way to travel around is using a cheap car hire in Sofia. You can do this comparing cheap car hire in Sofia that we have specially negotiated for you. The average year round temperature in the city is 10.5 degrees Celsius (21.2 degrees in the summer and minus 1.7 degrees in the winter). Sofia is 55 kilometers away from the Serbian border at the checkpoint of Calotino, 113 kilometers away from the Macedonian border at the checkpoint of Gyueshevo, 183 kilometers away from the Greek border at the checkpoint of Kulata, 315 kilometers away from the Turkish border at the checkpoint of Kapitan Andreevo, and 324 kilometers away from Rousse Port at the Danube River.


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Sites around Sofia


Sofia was founded about 2500 years ago. Based on the ruins found, archeologists suppose that an early Neolithic agrarian settlement dating back to the 6th century BC existed on that place. Sofia has been given several names over the centuries. The city got the name Sofia (meaning “wisdom” in Greek) in the 14th century. There are many things to see in Sofia. It is possible to rent a car and get around Sofia by car hire. Pancharevo Lake and Vitosha Mountain are near Sofia. Besides a lake and a mountain, Sofia also enjoys a number of hot mineral springs. Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe and there are ruins spread across the city center. The city combines European and Communist-style architecture.


SofiaPopular attractions in Sofia include the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Saint Cyril and Methodius National Library, the National Assembly of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University, the National Museum of History, the National Palace of Culture, the former King Palace, The National Art Gallery, the National Archeological Museum, the National Gallery of foreign art, St. Nedelia Cathedral, etc and reaching them using car hire is very easy and convenient. The Alexander Nevski Cathedral was constructed on the highest spot in Sofia at that time. Nowadays, the cathedral is remarkable with the gallery of Bulgarian icons, which is kept in the temple’s crypt. It is one of the largest in Europe. If you like antiquities such as old watches and silver objects, you can find these and many more at the antiquity market outside the cathedral.


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The Memorial of the Unknown Soldier and the eternal flame is about 150 meters away from the cathedral. The memorial is next to the St. Sofia Church, which was built in the 4-6th century AD. It is the second oldest church in the capital. About 100 meters away from the Alexander Nevski Cathedral is the National Gallery of foreign Art. There you can find unique pieces of art from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, located in 18 exhibition halls on three different level rental car in Sofia today.

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1. The Lion’s Bridge and the Eagle’s Bridge are symbols of Sofia and were made by Vatslav Proshek in 1889-91.
2. The monument of Vasil Levski was officially exposed on 22/10/1895.
3. In the end of 19-th century Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev brothers were sponsored the construction of University of Sofia building with 6 million levas.
4. The building of Bulgarian National Bank is built before the Second World War and is a remarkable architectural masterpiece.
5. Sofia was called Serdika in the ancient times and it was the favorite city of Konstantin the Great.

 

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1. Sofia is surrounded by mountains and it will take no time to go skiing during winter time. Car hire service can provide you various of vehicles for those one who need a ride to go there.
2. The maximum allowed driving speed with the car hire in Sofia is 50 km/h withtin the city and 90 km/h outside built-up areas.
3. Always keep the car hire keys and documents with you. Do not leave them inside the car!

 

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