Sofia is a city with unique historical and cultural heritage. It brings the spirit of 7000 years of civilizations, occupying a key location on the Balkan Peninsula. Its landmarks include monuments from a Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Soviet occupation, forming the current one-of-a-kind charm of the city. In addition, Sofia is the only capital in Europe with a mountain at such a close distance – Vitosha Mountan and its beautiful slopes are at just 20 mins from the city center and are perfect of skiing or hiking. Some of the must-see attractions of Sofia are Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Boyana Church, Saint George Rotunda, The Basilica of Saint Sofia, The National archeological Museum, the National Museum of History. Sofia is also famous with its vibrant cultural life – check out the National Opera and Ballet, the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov” or one of the many galleries spread around the city center – you will be impressed not only by the creativity and professionalism of the Bulgarian artists, but also by the unique combination of classical art and modernism. Sofia is also one of the greenest cities in the Balkans – take an energizing walk in one of the many parks or go for a bike tour around Borisova Garden. For the shopping lovers, Sofia offers several shopping malls located around the city – Serdica center, Paradise center, Sofia mall, and a luxury shopping district starting at Saborna Street.