The Bulgarian capital with its 2 million inhabitants is a beautiful green city, plunged into a typically Mediterranean atmosphere. Its main attraction are the many terraces, numerous parks and modern sports complexes, a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools and a remarkable very musical night life.
The Vitoscha Mountain, whose highest summit, Black Peak, rises 2,290 m above sea level, with its forests, waterfalls and rocky massifs, is a ground of hiking, walking and climbing. Its mountainsides are lined with many restaurants and small bars. It is equipped with several chair and cabin lifts, which operate year round.