The Sofia region is rich in cultural and historical sights. The numerous museums, churches and architectural monuments in the capital Sofia, as well Dragalevski, Vakarel, Pancharevo, Kladniski and Vladaiski monasteries, give people the opportunity to get acquainted with the rich and interesting history of Bulgaria. Near Sofia is situated the unique Boyana church included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage.
The wealth of the region are the numerous historic places and settlements that have played great role in the struggles for National Liberation. In Koprivshtitsa - a birth place of many revolutionaries and a cradle of the April Uprising - you will submerge into the romantic atmosphere of the Revival period.
Sofia region is endowed with lots of curative mineral springs. One of the most famous Bulgarian spa resort for curing heart diseases - Bankya is situated there.
Vitosha mountain - the most visited Bulgarian mountain, proudly rises over the capital Sofia. It offers marvelous tourist centres - Aleko and Zlatnite mostove, excellent tracks for winter sports and service equipment, as well as beautiful natural sights, such as Boyana waterfall, the so called 'stone rivers', and the cave of Duhlata - the longest cave in Bulgaria.
The bio diversity of the region has been preserved in Vitosha Natural Park, where numerous picturesque tracks lure you to follow them, so that they can reveal to your eyes the virgin beauty of nature.
The other mountains in the region are Ihtiman Sredna Gora, Verila (to south), Plana (to east), and Lozenska mountain (to northeast). Although they are not such visited as Vitosha mountain, they offer marvelous landscapes and opportunities for hiking. Preferable places for recreation and relaxation close to nature are the dams of Pancharevo and Iskar.