During last week of every June Water Tower Art Fest gathers thousands of people. Called after the initial venue - unused water tower, that has now become a symbol for Sofia's city’s alternative possibilities, this festival has been developed over the years in alternative art spaces across Sofia.
From April to November join Free Boyana Hiking Tour spending a day of amazing hiking to the Boyana church, lake and waterfalls. Tour starts at 11:00 from National Theater Ivan Vazov. No reservation needed, just show up 10 minutes before a tour. (Round transfer from the meeting point to the area - 5 EUR per perosn).
Picture from www.sofiagreentour.com
If you visit Sofia from sometimes between April and November you are invited to join Free Bike Tour. No registration required.
Picture from Sofia Green Tour.
Free walking tour in Sofia expects its guests twice a day every day at 11:00 and 18:00. A tour is both fun and educational, the perfect introduction to the city and its thousands of years of history. Starting point is from Palace of Justice, no reservation required.
The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one of the major landmarks of Sofia. The foundation stone was laid in 1882 to designs by the Russian architect Alexander Pomerantsev., but construction of this remarkable neo-byzantine cathedral actually took place between 1904 and 1912.
Region of Sofia is well knowm for its mineral springs. The impressive Central Mineral Bath building built on the sport of former Turkish bath is a remarkable monument currently used as temporary exhibition space. Public water taps at the building is a popular place where locals fill up free hot mineral water.
City Garden in Sofia is located between Sofia Art Gallery and National Theater and is a beloved place for retreat and entertainment. In summer time you can enjoy here open air concerts, street musicians and various activities, incuding wathcing or playing chess.
This pedestrian bridge doesn't have an official name, but everybody in Sofia knows it as a Bridge of Lovers as this is a popular meeting point for those who are in love. Additionally to viewing a romantic sunset down the Vitosha Mountain you can also admire open air gallery with changing exhibitions right on the bridge.