The yellow pavement (zhaltite paveta), located in the city centre, is a very well known walking route for tourists in Sofia. Walking its length (approximately one mile) will take you past a host of landmarks in the city, as it begins at the President’s office and passes by the Archaeological Museum, former Communist Party House and the National Bank. It then follows the route that will take you to the National Art Gallery, National Ethnological Museum and Grand Hotel. This hotel has a very interesting café which is modelled on those one would find in Vienna. Once you are finished sightseeing here, the yellow pavement continues on to the Russian Church and the Military Club (Voenen Klub). The latter is a hotspot for bars and restaurants, which are to be found near the very pretty Italian and Austrian embassies and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. It ends at Parliament Square (Narodno Sabranie) and Yablaski House. Beside the crossroads is Sofia University and the metro station, where the Sofia Tourist Information Centre is to be found.
Alexander Nevski Cathedral and St. Sofia Church are located on the highest point in Sofia. With its golden dome, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, where Orthodox Christians worship, truly is a sight to behold. It is amongst Europe’s largest Orthodox Christian buildings. Underground is a crypt which houses the Iconographic Museum. The St. Sofia Church is nearby – the namesake of the capital. This basilica is situated in a garden where the St. George monument and Ivan Vazov monument are to be found. Walk behind St. Sofia Church and you will find Moscovska Street. This street is unique in having some of the most attractive buildings in the city. They used to be the residences of the upper classes but nowadays they operate as eateries and a range of other businesses. The International Art Gallery is also on this street.