A grand monument to former times:  Click for location & city map...

Sofia's main station is a grandiose structure, like a giant monument left from an empire long-gone.  Which in a way, it is, even though it was only opened in 1974.  Indeed, cash-strapped BDZ (Bulgarian Railways) is apparently struggling with the cost of heating such a huge space in winter.  However it has just undergone a major refurbishment and now looks quite smart.

Cash dispensers, left luggage, food & drink...

Buying tickets...

Inside Sofia station   Sofia station, main entrance

Sofia station after refurbishment. Courtesy Malte Fuhrmann

 

Sofia station, main entrance...

The great hall at Sofia's central station, after refurbishment in 2016.  Courtesy Malte Fuhrmann

Ticket office at Sofia station   Sofia metro

The ticket office at Sofia station.  Windows 21-23 for international tickets, open 09:00-21:00 (with several 15-min breaks).

 

The impressive Sofia metro will take you from the station to Sofia city centre, www.metropolitan.bg/en.

Walk or metro to Sofia city centre...

Sofia national theatre   Sofia cathedral

Sofia's national theatre...

 

Sofia's Alexander Nevsky cathedral...


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