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Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. It is a city with a rich history, having been ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Visitors can explore the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Palace of Culture, and the Vitosha Mountain. Other attractions include the Boyana Church and the Sofia Zoo. Cuisine and Food cultureBulgarian cuisine is a mix of Balkan and Mediterranean influences. It features dishes such as banitsa (phyllo pastry filled with cheese or spinach), kavarma (stew made with meat and vegetables), and lukanka (dried sausage). Bulgarian yogurt is a must-try, known for its thick and creamy texture.