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Are you looking for the best Instagram spots around Sofia?
If so, you’re definitely in the right place!
After living in the capital city for seven weeks, I found 17 amazing Instagram spots around Sofia and throughout Bulgaria as well.
So, now you can just browse the list below for all the best photo spots around Sofia and beyond and then pick your favorite picture-perfect shots for your visit!
Each one outside of the city center also comes with a complete guide on where it is, how to get there, and more, so traveling around Sofia and beyond for photos has never been easier.
First, let’s get started with a map of the top seven Instagram spots around Sofia that you can visit on one easy walking route through the city. It covers:
- A. Regional History Museum
- B. Largo Sofia
- C. Church St. George Rotunda
- D. The Russian Church
- E. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- F. Ivan Vazov National Theater
- G. The View Restaurant
Best of all, you’ll finish with a drink and a view at The View Restaurant to round out your night.
Then, if you’re still looking for more, the list of the 17 best Instagram spots around Sofia will help you explore hikes on Vitosha Mountain, the nearby cities of Plovdiv and Veliko Tarnovo, a beach town on the Black Sea, and much more.
Keep reading to discover the 17 best Instagram spots around Sofia, take your own Sofia Instagram Walking Tour of the city, and capture the beautiful sites of Bulgaria along the way!
Sofia Instagram Walking Route
Use this map to visit the first seven Instagram spots around Sofia on this list. It covers about 4 km and takes 53 minutes in total to walk between the site. If you’re pressed for time, you can also skip the last spot (The View Restaurant) and significantly shorten the route!
1. The Sofia Regional History Museum
2. Largo (the former Communist Party Headquarters)
3. Dusk at the St. George Rotunda ruins
4. The Russian Church
5. Dusk at the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
6. Ivan Vazov National Theater
7. The View Restaurant
This concludes the Sofia Instagram Walking Route, but keep reading to discover more sites, hiking routes, volunteer opportunities, and photo ops worth traveling for both around Sofia and beyond!
8. The Colorful Side Streets of Sofia
9. Animal Rescue Sofia
Location: 30 minutes from Sofia
Learn more with my guide to volunteering in Sofia with these adorable doggos!
10. Kamen Del View Point
Location: 45 minutes from Sofia
Learn how to hike to Kamen Del with this guide!
11. Hiking at Aleko Hut
Where: 45 minutes from Sofia
Learn how to hike at Aleko Hut with this guide!
12. Hiking at the Seven Rila Lakes
Location: 1.5 hours from Sofia
Click here to learn how to take a day trip to the Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia.
13. The Kapana District in Plovdiv
14. Nebet Tepe Hill in Plovdiv
15. The Old Town of Veliko Tarnovo
16. Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo
17. Sozopol on the Black Sea
Bonus: Where to Stay in Sofia
For solo travelers, the H20 Hostel has dorm beds for only $6 per night.
If you’re visiting Bulgaria and love to take photos, you’re in luck. I was surprised to find that pretty much everywhere in the country is picturesque and perfect for the Instagram fiend in you.
So, use this list to discover the 17 best Instagram spots around Sofia and beyond, and enjoy the beauty of Bulgaria along the way 🙂
Ready to go? Use Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights to Sofia and then explore accommodation like unique stays on Airbnb or the top-rated hotels on Booking.com to plan the perfect night, weekend, or long-term stay in the city.
This article is part of the See Sofia Series. Read the rest below:
Or, explore the complete Bulgaria Series for more insider tips on what to see, do, eat, drink, and discover in the country.
I’ve been traveling full-time for three years, these are the resources that make it happen:
➤ I exclusively use Airbnb for savings and security on long-term stays in furnished apartments.
➤ I use Booking.com for short-term stays in hostels and hotels on weekend trips.
➤ Upwork allowed me to take the leap to travel full-time because they make it so easy to find freelance clients in any field.
➤ The Superstar Blogging Travel Writing Course launched my travel writing career and helped me become a contributor at sites like Cincinnati Refined and International Living, and even get published in the Boston Globe.