SOFIA, BULGARIA - A tourist card for the public transport with discounts for a number of attractions is the new innovation in the capital of Bulgaria. Thanks to the cheap flights offered by low-cost companies, in recent years Sofia enjoys high attendance by tourists and can offer them both entertainment and historical sights, which will be now more accessible with this card.
The Sofia Pass is a three-day card that allows guests of the city to use unlimited times all the lines of the public transport for 20 BGN. Owners will also be able to benefit from discounts from 5% to 50% in museums, galleries, shops, sports centers, restaurants, and entertainment places. Along with the card, tourists will also receive a catalog of sites where they can use it, as well as schematics of the transport lines.
The card development continues, and various objects will be added gradually. It is also expected to be introduced an option to buy it through tour operators and hotels.
The cards that have been sold since the beginning of the year are around 70. People can learn more about it on the website of the Urban Mobility Center.
Museums will offer a discount of between 10% and 50%. The entry fee for the National Archeological Museum is BGN 10, given a discount of 10% it will now be BGN 9. The children’s museum Museiko offers a 20% discount for those who purchase the Sofia pass. The Earth and People National Museum offers a discount of 50%.
When buying a book from some of the book stores in the capital, users of the Sofia pass will be entitled to a 5% discount. This is also valid for certain restaurants in the city.