Sofia today is an exciting meeting place of history and present. About 250 historic, archeological and architectural monuments have been preserved in the modern capital, the centre of the country's political and cultural life, a tourist destination and hospitable venue for major international forums. Hotel Hilton is situated in the centre of Sofia and therefore is within a walking distance from the National Palace of Culture, Vitosha Boulevard – the main shopping street of Sofia, authentic restaurants with Bulgarian cuisine and fancy bars. Right next to the hotel is the “Man and Earth National Museum”, as well as one of the major malls CCS – City Center Sofia. A 2-minute walk from the Sixt office in hotel Hilton can take you to a pedestrian bridge, known as the Bridge of the Lovers, which is a major place in Sofia for open-air galleries.