Sofiais the capital of Bulgaria. It is also the greatest city in the united kingdom with about 1.7 million citizens (including suburbs). Today, Sofia is a vibrant Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches.When arranging a stop by at Sofia, remember the major national holidays (Christmas, Orthodox Easter, 1st, 6th and 24th of May, 6th of September). Over these holidays the city is deserted because so many citizens take advantage of the long weekend and travel on vacation. Most small shops and galleries close for the holidays. Sofia was founded 2,500 years ago. Within the centuries, it has been given several names – Serdica ,Sredetz and the remains of the old cities can still be looked at today. Because of its strategic location in the middle of Balkans for some time it have been selected for a fresh capital of the Roman Empire. Sofia has a humid continental climate with an average annual temperature of 10.2 °C. Winters are cold and snowy. In the coldest day’s temperatures can drop as low as -15°C or even lower, especially in January. Foggy conditions are frequent, especially at first of the season. An average of, Sofia receives a total snowfall of 90 cm and around 60 days with snow cover. A fantastic way to begin your amount of time in Sofia is by taking one of many free 2-hour walking tours offered by Free Sofia Walking Tour.In the Summer, Free Sofia Tour operates four times daily, at 10AM, 11AM, 2PM, and 6PM. Besides the typical sightseeing tour, in addition they started to offer tours in Spanish as well as a tour focusing on the real history of the Jewish people in Sofia. The tour is operated with a non-profit, so it costs nothing and you’re welcomed to leave a donation at the end for the tour guide. You will find a number of great craft beers brewed in Bulgaria, though the best is probably the Stolinchno Pale Ale. You may get this beer at a number of different restaurants and bars, though I will specifically recommend two excellent spots for enjoying beerin Sofia.Easily the most famous sight in the entire city, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a stunning exemplory case of an Eastern Orthodox church. Come inside for a black and intimate church experience, with stunning ceilings and incredible sculptures. You can buy a photo pass for a 10 lv, or perhaps walk around and enjoy the inner itself.