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THE FOUR STAR HOTEL RODINA, SITUATED IN CENTRAL CITY ZONE NEXT TO *RUSSKI PAMETNIK* / RUSSIAN MONUMENT / SQUARE, HAS 465 ROOMS AND 5 APARTMENTS, ALL OF WICH OFFER EXCELLENT VIEW OF EITHER THE CITY OR THE VITOSHA MOUNTAIN. EACH ROOM IS COMPLETELY SOUND PROOFED AND HAS A SEPARATE BATHROOM WITH BATHTUB, TELEPHONE, COULOUR SATELLITE TV SET AND RADIO, AIR-CONDITIONING AND A MINIBAR, AND SOME OF THESE ROOMS ARE FOR NON-SMOKERS. FOR THE COMFORT OF THE GUESTS, WE OFFER 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE, LAUNDRY SERVICE / INLCUDING IRONING AND DRY CLEANING / , GUARDED REGULAR AND UNDERGROUND THREE LEVELS PARKING, AND MANY OTHER EXTRAS.

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Driving Directions:
FROM AIRPORT BY CAR - FOLLOW THE MAIN EXIT ROAD FROM THE AIRPORT FOR ABOUT 2 KM. UNTIL YOU REACH *TSARIGRADSKO SHOSSE* BOULEVARD AND THAN KEEP KEEP DRIVING TO THE CENTRE - ABOUT 6-7 KM, UNTIL YOU REACH *ORLOV MOST* / EAGLE*S BRIDGE / . THEN GO STREIGHT AND TAKE THE NEXT TURNING TO THE LEFT / THE JUNKTURE OF THE SOFIA UNIVERSITY / . DRIVE ALONG VASIL LEVSKI BOULEVARD AND PATRIARH EVTIMII BOULEVARD UNTIL YOU REACH THE CROSSING WITH VITOSHA BOULEVARD, WHICH IS NEXT TO THE NATIONAL PALACE OF CULTURE. AFTER YOU LEAVE THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS BEHIND, GO STREIGHT AND YOU WILL GET TO THE JUNKTURE OF *5-TH CORNERS*. THEN GO STREIGHT AGAIN AND AFTER 300M YOU WILL SEE THE CIRCULAR MOTION OF RUSKI PAMETNIK / RUSSIAN MONUMENT / . RODINA HOTEL IS SITUATED VERY NEAR TO THE LEFT SIDE. BY BUS - FROM THE AIRPORT YOU SHOULD TAKE BUS NR. 84 AND GET DOWN ON ITS LAST STATION - THE SOFIA UNIVERSITY. THEN YOU SHOULD CATCH A TROLLEY BUS NUMBER 1 OR 7 AND GET OFF IT ON ITS 6-TH STOP. YOU WILL SEE *RODINA* HOTEL 30M AWAY FROM THE STOP. BY TAXI - 20 MINUTES, APPROXIMATELY 10.00 EUR TO 15.00 EUR

ALEXANDER NEVSKY CATHEDRAL - THE ST. ALEXANDER
NEVSKY CATHEDRAL IS SITUATED IN THE CENTER OF
SOFIA. IT IS LOCATED ON THE SQUARE WHICH BEARS
ITS NAME. THE IMPRESSIVE BUILDING COVERS THE AREA
OF 2600 SQUARE METERS AND ITS UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE
DETERMINES THE CATHEDRAL AS ONE OF THE LANDMARKS
IN SOFIA WHICH YOU MUST VISIT AT ALL COST. THE
TEMPLE IS A HUGE FIVE-NAVE CROSS-DOMED BASILICA
THE ARCHITECTURE OF WHICH COMBINES BULGARIAN,
BYZANTINE AND RUSSIAN ELEMENTS. ITS BUILDING HAS
BEGUN IN 1904 AND ENDED IN 1912. THE TEMPLE WAS
BUILT IN HONOUR OF THE BULGARIAN LIBERTY FROM
OTTOMAN YOKE IN 1877-1878. THE GILT DOMES OF THE
CATHEDRAL ARE EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL. THE BELFRY
WITH THE CROSS WHICH IS 53. 5 METERS HIGH AND ITS
12 BELLS ARE VERY INTERESTING. THIS IS THE
BIGGEST MEMORIAL CATHEDRAL ON THE BALKAN
PENINSULA....................................3 KM
RILA MONASTERY - THE RILSKI MONASTERY ST. IVAN
RILSKI IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE MONUMENTS OF
THE BULGARIAN ARCHITECTURE AND ART. IT IS THE
OLDEST INHABITED CLOISTER IN OUR COUNTRY. IT HAS
ALSO BEEN THE BIGGEST LITERARY CENTER IN BULGARIA
SINCE THE OTTOMAN YOKE. THE MONASTERY WAS FOUNDED
IN THE 10TH CENTURY BY THE BULGARIAN HERMIT IVAN
RILSKI WHO LATER WAS CANONIZED AS A SAINT. THE
MONASTERY WAS ERECTED ON ITS PRESENT PLACE IN THE
14TH CENTURY AS AT THE BEGINNING ONLY ONE DEFENCE
TOWER WAS BUILT. THE SUCCEEDING MOST IMPORTANT
PART OF THE BUILDING OF THE MONASTERY WAS THE
PERIOD 1816-1870 WHEN WITH FUNDS COLLECTED FROM
THE WHOLE NATION AND WITH THE HARD WORK OF MANY
MASTER-BUILDERS, WOOD-CUTTERS, ICON-PAINTERS,
SCULPTORS AND ARTISTS, THE BIGGEST BULGARIAN
MONASTERY, WHICH IS PRESERVED IN THIS APPEARANCE
EVEN TODAY, WAS BUILT. IT IS ANNOUNCED AS AN
INTERNATIONAL MONUMENT BY UNESCO. THE MONASTERY
IS LOCATED IN RILA MOUNTAIN, 129 KILOMETERS
SOUTH-WESTERN FROM SOFIA, AND 4 KILOMETERS FROM
THE TOWN OF
RILA.......................................110 KM
THE BOYANA CHURCH - SEVERAL CULTURAL AND NATURAL
MONUMENTS WHICH ARE PROTECTED B

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