Venue

10th Balkan Congress of Microbiology will take place in Park Hotel Moskva / Sofia, Bulgaria.

Venue information

Conveniently close to city center Park Hotel Moskva is situated in diplomatic quarter next the biggest and most beautiful park in Sofia – Borisova garden. The hotel offers quiet and comfort for long stay and peaceful rest. All 120 rooms and 40 apartments offer great panoramic view over the city and to Vitosha Mountain. With its spacious conference hall it can accommodate events up to 600 persons. Two restaurants and a winter garden cover all tastes serving national and international dishes and drinks. Park Hotel Moskva lays 20 minutes away from Sofia airport and 30 minutes away from the city center.

Address: 25, Nezabravka Str. Sofia, Bulgaria
Website: www.parkhotelmoskva.net

Sofia

Sofia is founded three thousand years ago by the ancient Traci tribe “serdi” and is known as Serdica by the beginning of the ninth century. Sofia has had several names in the different periods of its existence. Most significant are Serdica,Triaditsa and Sredets. The current name Sofia was first used in the 14th century and refers to the famous Hagia Sophia Church, an ancient church in the city. In our days Sofia is the capital and largest city of Republic of Bulgaria. Sofia’s development as a significant settlement owes much to its central position in the Balkans. It is situated in western Bulgaria, at the foot of the Vitosha mountain. The city is administrative, cultural and financial centre of the country. Since ancient times the region is known for its mineral and thermal springs. There are mineral springs in the centre of the city, as well in the districts on Knyazhevo, Gorna Banya, Bankya, Ovcha Kupel and Ivanyane.

Basic facts about Sofia city

The name in English: Sofia
Sofia city area: 492,029 km2
Position: Southwest region Postal code for Sofia city: 1000
Region: Sofia city
Telephone code for Sofia city: 02 from Bulgaria, 00 359 2 from abroad
Municipality: Stolichna
Population: 1 291 591 inhabitants

What should I know?

Capital (and largest city) is Sofia
Official language is Bulgarian
Demonym is Bulgarian
Government: Unitary parliamentary republic
President: Gen. Rumen Radev
Prime Minister: Boyko Borisov
Legislature: National Assembly Formation
Foundation: 681
Modern state: 1878
Decl. of Independence: 22.09.1908
Total area: 110,994 km2
Water (%): 0.3
Population (2011): census 7,364,570
Density: 66.2/km2
Currency: Lev (BGN)
Time zone: EET (UTC+2)
Drives on the: right
Internet TLD: .bg
Calling code: +359