10 Sightseeing Walks During Covid-19. Read it here.
Bulgarian Rose, Sofia

Bulgarian Rose, Sofia

What to buy here: Rose oil – Roses are possibly the world’s most favorite flower because of their beauty and amazing fragrance. More than 300 years ago the Rose Damascena was imported from Damascus to Bulgaria. Thanks to the fertile soil and the favourable climat the rose found its second motherland here. Today Bulgaria is one of the biggest producers of Rose oil in the world and the rose is the tourist symbol of the country. The essential oil of Rose is extracted from the petals by a solvent extraction method. To obtain a kilogram of rose oil is needed five tones of petals and this fact places the Rose flower absolute as the most precious essential oil in the world. It is also called « the liquid gold » and is preferred by the biggest companies in the perfumery industry and beauty as it is one of the basic ingrédients of the composition of every perfume. It is also wildly used in the composition of the skin care products - creams, body lotions, cleansing products, soaps. Rose oil has no equal in skin care for moisturising, firming, smoothing and repairing the skin. In so doing, it produces no irritation, being cooling, calming and soothing. Rose has a positive effect on broken superficial capillaries and is thus ideal for mature, dry or sensitive skin. Rose water can also be used for flavoring food such as milk puddings, ice creams, fruit salads. The jam of roses is very popular in the confectionary. Not to forget the brandy from roses, a sweet drink with a very pleasant flavour of flowers, but more than two glasses can cause a heavy hangover on the next day.

Prices from 15$ for 1cl of pure rose oil (15 drops). Open daily from 9:30 am - 7:30 pm.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Sofia, Bulgaria within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Bulgarian Rose on Map

Sight Name: Bulgarian Rose
Sight Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Sofia, Bulgaria

Create Your Own Walk in Sofia

Create Your Own Walk in Sofia

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sofia is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Yellow Paves Walking Tour in Sofia

Yellow Paves Walking Tour in Sofia

Yellow Paves is an area of Sofia where the roads are covered with yellow rocks - they were a present from the Austro-Hungarian rulers for the wedding of King Ferdinand I. Yellow Paves has since become one of the popular symbols of the capital - why not take our tour and visit the top attractions in the area.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Sofia without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Sofia, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Famous Museums and Galleries Walk in Sofia

Famous Museums and Galleries Walk in Sofia

Sofia boasts a number of great museums that reflect Bulgaria's history, its cultural heritage and the way of life in the country. Take this walking tour to get a keen insight into Bulgarian history.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Sofia Landmarks Walking Tour

Sofia Landmarks Walking Tour

As the capital of a former communist country, Sofia has a number of imposing monuments and landmarks that recall the long history of Bulgaria. Make sure that you will take this self guided walking tour to visit some of the most amazing and important attractions in Sofia.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Borisova Garden Walk

Borisova Garden Walk

Borisova Gardina is the oldest and most famous park in Sofia. Established in 1884, the park was named after Bulgarian Tsar Boris III. Take our tour to explore the sights within the garden and find out more about this top Bulgarian landmark.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Sofia Introduction Walk

Sofia Introduction Walk

Sofia is considered one of Europe's oldest cities, with a history going back more than 7,000 years. It's also Bulgaria's cultural, economic, and educational epicenter. This fascinating city is rich in historical and architectural sights as well as many other attractions. Take this walk to visit the biggest and best attractions in Sofia.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


Sofia Shopping: 15 Things To Memorize Bulgaria By

Sofia Shopping: 15 Things To Memorize Bulgaria By

Increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years, Bulgaria has opened up to the outer world, revealing colorful identity, manifested in rich craftsmanship, culinary and cultural traditions and history. The country's capital city Sofia is a lovely alloy of Eastern and Western European...