The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, is dominated by the splendid Alexander Nevski cathedral with its majestic domes while of one of the oldest buildings, the Byzantine church, St Sofia, originates from the 5th century. Russian, Turkish and European surroundings blend together in this cosmopolitan city to make to this a captivating and historical delight. Vitosha Boulevard, the main shopping area, includes a wide variety of fashionable shops offering designer goods at bargain prices. The Palace of Culture is close to the shops and is a major attraction with its gardens and fountains. Within easy reach of the capital is the spectacular Vitosha Mountain with its winter sport resorts. Property in the Sofia region represents an excellent investment opportunity with prices rising higher than elsewhere in the country.