Vitosha


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Vitosha

 

a dome-shaped mountain massif in Bulgaria to which the suburbs of the city of Sofia extend. It has an elevation of 2,290 m (Mount Cherni-Vrakh). The Struma River originates in the Vitosha Mountains. With predominantly steep slopes, the massif is composed of crystalline rocks. Building stone (Vitosha syenite) is quarried here. There are broad-leaved deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests as well as mountain meadows. Mineral springs are found in the foothills. The Vitosha is a national park and preserve with tourist facilities, rest homes, and a funicular.

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It's in an ideal location, just a fiveminute walk from the Vitosha Boulevard, the main shopping thoroughfare.
7 VODENITSATA RESTAURANT A 20-MINUTE drive from the centre of Sofia, nestling half way up Vitosha mountain, sits this cracking restaurant.
HILTON SOFIA, above, is in an |ideal location, just a five-minute walk from the Vitosha Boulevard
The key areas in Sofia to register substantial increases by over 100% in the number of cyclists were Lions' Bridge (Lavov Most), the Borisova Gradina Park, and the corner of Patriarch Evtimiy Blvd and Vitosha Blvd.
MustSees BOYANA CHURCH LOCATED at the foot of Mount Vitosha, Bojana Church is reckoned to be 900 years old and houses the National Museum, which focuses on regional history, art and cultural artifacts.
Vitosha is a beautiful area anyway and one that should be borne in mind when Sofians whinge about poor quality infrastructure and bad pavements.
Earlier this year, SBS acquired the national radio networks Vitosha and Veselina as well as Radio Atlantic in Sofia and Radio Ritmo in Plovdiv.
A little over a hundred years ago, from a spot just a short walk from here, Aleko Konstantinov set off to climb Mount Vitosha.
The city's liveliest street, the place where young and Western-oriented Sofians congregate, is Vitosha Boulevard, which is lined with restaurants and sidewalk cafes, many recently opened by enterprising would-be capitalists.
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Under the contract, signed on June 11, 2015, the publicly traded company will be in charge of current repairs and maintenance of the road network and facilities on the territory of Sofia Municipality zone I, including the districts of Vitosha, Lozenets, Sredets, and Triaditsa, according to a media statement of the company.