Sofia Bulgaria History
A modern capital of Bulgaria is a symbol of eternal respect of the past and present. The motto of the city is - "It grows but does not get old!" And, indeed, especially in the recent years, Sofia has expanded a big territory and its population grows every year. In the capital is seething feverish construction, there are many hotels of different categories, casinos, entertainment and film centers. As for the hotels of Sofia, they always take care about the organized leisure and comfortable accommodation of its guests.
Here work the qualified personnel, who make holidays in this city full and memorable for years to come. The price is in keeping with the level of service and all modern facilities the accommodations have. Each has some unique features and rooms are nice in its own way. They have safe and comfortable atmosphere.
Sofia was found in the 1st century AD. It happened after the city was the conquest by the Romans. It was an important administrative and trading center of Balkan possessions of the Roman and later Byzantine Empire. In 441-447 years, the city was destroyed by a tribe of Huns. It was restored only after 100 years, under the Emperor Justinian. In the Middle Ages this area was visited by Pechenegs, Serbs and Hungarians, the knights of the crusading of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. In 1096, during the First Crusade led by Count of Toulouse, the Knights turned Sofia into a military camp.
Importance of the city increased during the national liberation struggle of the Bulgarian people, which took place at the turn of the 18th – 19th centuries. In 1877-1878, was the Russian-Turkish war, as a result Bulgaria was liberated from Turkish yoke. In January 4, 1878 the Russian army came to Sofia. Two years later the Constituent People's Assembly in Veliko - Tarnovo declared it as the capital of Bulgaria. During the Second World War Sofia became the center of the anti-fascist armed struggle of the Bulgarian people. In 1944 the first national-democratic government of the Fatherland Front was formed; in 1946 Bulgaria was proclaimed the People's republic.