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.

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Bulgarian Rose on Map

Sight Name: Bulgarian Rose
Sight Location: Sofia, Bulgaria (See walking tours in Sofia)
Sight Type: Shopping
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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.
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
Historical Religious Buildings Walking Tour

Historical Religious Buildings Walking Tour

A predominantly Orthodox Christian city, Sofia has plenty of great churches and cathedrals from this tradition. But as well as Orthodox religious buildings, the city also has mosques and temples from other faiths. Take our tour to get a sense of the spiritual life of Bulgaria's capital.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Sofia Introduction Walking Tour

Sofia Introduction Walking Tour

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
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
Levski Boulevard Walking Tour

Levski Boulevard Walking Tour

Levski Boulevard is the main street of Sofia, and is notable for its many landmarks and monuments. The street took its name from Vasil Levski, a national hero in Bulgaria. Take our tour to explore the top sights of Levski Boulevard.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Museums and Galleries Tour

Museums and Galleries Tour

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

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