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Bulgaria’s sun-soaked capital is bursting with treasures.

Its eclectic architecture combines classical European and Brutalist influences, with gold-domed cathedrals, monuments and museums.

The Boyana Church, which dates to the 13th century and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, contains some of the finest examples of Bulgarian medieval artwork, and you can combine a visit with a trip around the nearby National Museum of History - one of the city's many fantastic museums.

The National Palace of Culture is another of the city's iconic landmarks, and one of the largest venues of its kind in south eastern Europe. Along with it being an arts hub, more than 100 different works on display, this complex has also played host to performances from some of the biggest names in music.

While there are many sights to see, Sofia is also a brilliant gateway to the country’s best ski resorts – so there’s something in store here all year round.

If it's the snowsports you're after, the Vitosha mountain has more than 20km of slopes and is located just outside the city, while Borovetz, on the northern side of the Rila mountain range, has fantastic slopes nestled in a pine forest and a host of restaurants and bars to enjoy afterwards.

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