Sofia was founded as a Thracian settlement, under the name "Serdica." It later fell under Macedonian and then Roman rule, which was when it flourished into a cultural, wealthy epicenter.
Today, Sofia is known for its architecture, beauty, and nightlife.
People Born in Sofia
Sofia in People's Lives
Kellan Lutz: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie The Legend of Hercules.
Liam Hemsworth: I traveled here to film scenes of the movie The Expendables 2 in 2011.
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here in 2009 to compete in the M-Tel Masters Chess Tournament. For most of the competition, I was the player to beat, ranking in first place. In the end, however, I placed second.
Milo Ventimiglia: I traveled here in 2012 to film scenes of the movie Killing Season.
Connie Talbot: I travelled here to record portions of a Christmas album in 2008.