Bulgaria, Something new in the East


A member of the European Union since 2007, the cradle of Thracian civilisation is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for international buyers. The low cost of living and housing is attracting digital nomads eager to live in a country with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse geographic environment. From Bansko ski resort to Varna seaside resort and from the shores of the Black Sea to the capital Sofia with its vibrant night life, Bulgaria, renowned for its roses and thermal baths, has plenty to explore.

The real estate market

Prices have increased by 11.5% since the start of the year. In 2021, they rose by 8.6% in Sofia, at around €1,300 per square metre. Properties with a garden or balcony and spacious apartments are the most in demand, while demand for second homes in the mountains or by the sea is growing.

Our advice

All the big cities in Bulgaria, including the capital Sofia, with their modern infrastructure, are worth a look.

If you aren’t able to buy in the epicentre of the big cities, concentrate on the outlying neighbourhoods. And don't be afraid to look for houses with a garden outside of the city.

Inside tip “Now’s the time to invest. There has been a spike of interest in Bulgaria and prices are on an upward curve. - Nevena Stoyanova, Associate director BARNES Bulgaria

Art of living

Abounding with cultural influences, the Bulgarian capital offers a refreshing change of scenery that seamlessly flows between antiquity and modernity.


Alexander Nevsky Cathedral


@La cathédrale Saint-Alexandre-Nevski

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an orthodox cathedral with a neo-Byzantine architecture, right in the centre of Sofia. Make sure to take a peep inside, as the interior has nothing to envy the exterior.

"Sveti Aleksandar Nevski" Square, 1000 Sofia

The Palace


The Palace, the first building to have opened its doors and walls to works from the National Gallery. Today, it hosts temporary exhibitions by Bulgarian artists.

1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., Sofia 1000

The Red Flat

The Red Flat

@The Red Flat

The Red Flat, a one-of-a-kind museum that takes visitors on a journey back in time to the Communist Bulgaria of the 80s.

GIFTED urban culture hub, 24 Ivan Denkoglu st, 1000 Sofia

The National Palace of Culture

The National Palace of Culture

@The National Palace of Culture

The National Palace of Culture, inaugurated in 1981 to host a vast array of events — both cultural and professional. The building, designed by the architect Alexander Barov, is a masterpiece in itself, to be explored before or after a stroll round the gardens.

1, Bulgaria Sq., National Palace of Culture

Shopping or Out and about




Modestamente, a boutique selling a selection of brands within its 140 sq.m (1,506 sq ft). Located in the heart of the city, it is part of an up-and-coming district of exclusive, high-end stores.

56, Alabin Str., Sofia Center




Porsche, a high-end dealership stocked with speedsters as well as cars aimed at a family clientèle.

447, Evropa Blvd., Sofia

Borisova Gradina Park



Borisova Gradina Park, the oldest and most well-known park in Sofia, named in homage to Boris III, Tsar of the Kingdom of Bulgaria. Its 3 gardens each offer their own vision, brought to life by renowned landscape artists.


The Cartier store

The Cartier store, a world-renowned jewellery and watch brand known for its iconic luxury pieces.

4, Saborna Str., 1000 Sofia

The hottest reservations in town

Burrata Italiana

@Burrata Italiana

Burrata Italiana, a modern and sophisticated Italian restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious trans-Alpine dishes prepared in the open kitchen.

Shipka Street 34, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria

Raffy Bar & Gelato


@Burrata Italiana

Raffy Bar & Gelato, a hybrid space that serves lovingly prepared dishes from lunch to dinner. All in an elegant and modern venue.

11, Angel Kanchev Str., 1000 Sofia

100 Grama Sladki


@100 Grama Sladki

100 Grama Sladki is an ode to pastries and other local delicacies, making it the perfect stop for an afternoon treat

"Angel Kanchev" 18А, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria  




Editó, a club with a bar, outdoor tables and winter garden. Inside, photo exhibitions and other events regularly take place.

Shipka Street 48 Str, 1504 Sofia, Bulgaria

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