Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and home to about 20% of the population of the country. The ancient city of 1.3 million people lies in a valley surrounded by the Vitosha mountains in the south and the Balkans mountain range to the North. The city has become a favorite getaway and weekend destination for Europeans as well as attracting expats. The city is relatively large but flat and you can get around using inexpensive public transport or via ridesharing.
Most of the dance action happens in the extended city center and that is the best place for you to stay. Use the central bus station in the North and the Bulgaria Bulevard in the South as limits and you can probably walk to all the dance places within 20, 30 minutes. Plus: there are many cafes and restaurants around.
Dance City Overview
The local dance scene in Sofia Bulgarians love to dance and dancing is a favorite national pastime. That is especially true for traditional
Sofia is home to about 20-25% of the population of Bulgaria and the cultural center of the country. The city is surrounded by mountains and is in the east of Bulgaria. From there, you can take a bus for about 2-3 hours to get to Bansko for hiking in summer or skiing in winter and enjoy salsa, Kizomba and bachata dancing in Bansko while you are there.
Sofia is well connected to many European cities especially in Germany, Turkey, Greece and the UK. Sofia is served by several low cost carriers that connect the city to other places for less than 100 Euros.
Going to Varna and the Bulgarian coast is a bit further away and it takes 5-6 hours by car or bus to get there.
And let’s mention the festivals. Sofia hosts the National Salsa Congress which brings together many dancers from all over Bulgaria in winter.