Photos of Sofia – Bulgaria’s Intriguing Capital City

By Abi King | Bulgaria

Dec 09

Photos of Sofia - Street lights

Photos of Sofia - cathedral door

Photos of Sofia - girl walking

Photos of Sofia - inside Russian church

Photos of Sofia - Graffitti

PHotos of sofia - statue

Phots of Sofia- Train Station

PHots of Sofia - Russian church

Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, left me with plenty of lingering images. Here are a few that I managed to capture in pixels in the second city stop on my Iron Route journey…I hope you enjoy these photos of Sofia, the words will come soon.


About the Author

Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on

JoAnna December 9, 2011

I absolutely love your first image in this post. Gorgeous lights!

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    Thank you! There’s something so cosy about those lanterns, something atmospheric that modern lights just can’t pull off…

Eurotrip Tips December 9, 2011

Amazing. I love how you capture the tiniest details and make them into something so beautiful!

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    Thank you. Sofia’s not a city built for sweeping panoramics but it does have plenty of details worth stopping to admire.

Paul McManus December 9, 2011

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I’ll have to add Bulgaria to my list of places to visit!

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    Cheers. I only got to see the capital this time – so I’m adding Bulgaria back onto my list for the future too ;)

dtravelsround December 9, 2011

I love the little tagged stands all over Bulgaria!! I spent about three weeks in Bulgaria and found it to be a really great place (minus the super touristy Sunny Beach, which had its own little charms).

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    A few people mentioned “tags” on twitter – is that a US term for graffitti? #feellikeanumpty ;)

Love these photos. I’m a sucker for cool, old doors.

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    Ha! Glad someone else is! I must have hundreds of photos of them from places I’ve visited. (I’m also partial to a decorative manhole cover, as they usually have the place name and coat of arms/other symbol on them ;) )

Neha December 12, 2011

These are gorgeous! Love the focus on patterns, and how well they work together.

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    Thanks Neha – was great to finally meet you in Zagreb!

Amanda December 14, 2011

Very nice photos! Sofia’s on my list of places I plan to visit next summer when I travel around Eastern Europe. So it’s nice to get a little taste of what to expect here on your blog!

    Abi King December 31, 2011

    Thank you! There’ll be more over the next few months so please do come back and take another look. (Or if you’d prefer, you can subscribe by email) Hope to see you again soon and I hope you have a great time in Eastern Europe.

sofia airport April 17, 2012

Beautiful photos of Sofia, Bulgaria. Congratulations!!

    Abi King April 18, 2012

    Thank you. It is a beautiful city in the centre – just a little wild at the edge!

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