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The Avel is a beautiful guest house in Sofia, Bulgaria, located very close to the city center. Guests can step right outside onto the busy street to be a part of the hustle and bustle of this interesting city. Sofia has many attractions and places of interest, which include ancient buildings and ruins, museums, art galleries, shops, restaurants and palaces. The airport is a mere five minutes away, as well, making this guest house a very convenient lodging. Highlights of the city include the National Historical Museum, the Bulgarian Natural History Museum, the National Art Gallery, the Sofia Zoo, the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the ancient fortress of Serdica. You definitely do not want to miss a trip to the Church of St George, which dates back to the 4th century and is the oldest building in the fine city of Sofia. Inside you can see frescoes that were created between the 12th and 14th centuries and quite stunning, during the time of the Ottoman Empire. The hotel itself offers guests simple and comfortable accommodation. There is a outdoor barbecue area where guests can enjoy preparing a meal outside in the warm weather. The hotel also has amenities like a 24-hour reception, a bicycle hire, car rentals, airport transfers and tours for your convenience.