Park Hotel Moskva
Travel Blogs from Sofia
Sofia has been an unexpectedly charming city. We joined a free walking tour hosted by an NGO organization. Our guide was real nice and showed us some of the iconic sites in the central city. There are a lot of activities, museums, and parks to check out. I kind of wish we were staying here for a day or two longer.
Our tour showed us a lot of Religious buildings, Roman ruins, ...
... a break in the buildings at 4.50pm. In early November. Seriously, change your timezone, Serbia.
The train ride to Bulgaria was meant to be a quiet affair. I got a sleeper this time because I was determined to be awake when I got to Bulgaria but then I got chatting to a Dutch and an Austrian and the three of us ended up downing beers in the corridor and checking out the lovely stars above the darkened Serbian landscape. It was pretty great.
Why did I stop in ...
... stop was about half way down the road when I saw a group of children taking an art class. After my longer than anticipated walk, I headed back to a restaurant I had spotted the day before, one right behind that art museum I never visited. It looked like a beautiful spot for lunch. The place was called Moskovska 15 and it had a lovely garden terrace. Unfortunately, just as I arrived, it started to rain. Fortunately,the terrace was covered, though it ...
... Monument to the Bulgarian State (or the 1300th Anniversary Monument, 1981) - this was a hideous excuse for art. It was a nasty neglected concrete eye sore. The political art critic's perspective might suggest it was intentionally incomplete because of its dependance on the Soviet State, and/or the inability to complete or beatify the structure because of Bulgaria's reluctance to embrace its own independence.
Throughout Sofia, there was a strong art ...
... oldest structure in Sofia, the 4th-c. Church of St. George tucked away in its concrete backyard. Built by the Romans when the city was known as Serdica, it was destroyed by bombs in WWII, but carefully restored and still holds Orthodox services today. The parking area and lobby of the hotel is swarming with uniformed police and security personnel and the entire first floor is closed off for the Israeli reception. But the bar is open and now that I know where to find ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility