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    Free Sofia Walking Tour

    by draguza Written Aug 25, 2013

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    The free English-language sightseeing walking tour of Bulgaria’s capital. Every day, twice a day - 11 AM & 6 PM. No reservation required. Just show up! Duration - around 2 hours and a half.
    Start: corner of the Palace of Justice. End: National Library

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    10 buildings in Sofia with history

    by desert_princess Written Feb 28, 2012

    10 софийски кооперации, в които искаме да влезем
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    on the way to Koprivshitsa

    by Penelope4 Updated Jun 17, 2011

    Your guide should know that there is a waterfall (at a national park) on your way to the preserved town, Koprivshitsa. Take a break, stretch your legs, breath some fresh air, touch the cold, clean water of the waterfall and you'll feel okay after that long drive.

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    War Cemetery

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 14, 2010

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    By accident we got on a number 6 tram thinking we were heading towards Bulgaria Square but in fact heading in the wrong direction. We got off near the end of the line next to a large cemetery. Many of the graves, though quite interesting, were fairly overgrown. Some had hammer and sickle insignia on them. Then we found a large Jewish section. Our most interesting find though was the war cemetery. Various nationalities of war dead are laid to rest here. We explored the British and German sections. Most of the British war dead were prisoners of war in Bulgaria during World War 1. Several graves were of soldiers from the Macedonian Muleteers Regiment which I had never heard of. The German cemetery next door had some war dead from World War 1, but many more were from World War 11. The war cemeteries were very well kept and interesting.

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    Church of St George the Victorious

    by HORSCHECK Written Mar 3, 2010

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    We found the Church of St George the Victorious (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosez) by chance when we were looking for the Indian Restaurant Kohinoor.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any info about this church on neither the internet nor in any guide books. However, if you are in the area near the so called 5 corners street crossing you shouldn't miss a visit of this lovely gem.

    Directions:
    The Church of St George the Victorious is situated about 20 minutes on foot south of Sofia's touristy city centre. It can be found between the western ends of the streets ul. Khan Asparuh and the wide bul. Patriarch Evtimii.

    Address:
    Church of St George the Victorious, bul. Patriarch Evtimii 90, Sofia

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    National Palace of Culture

    by HORSCHECK Updated Feb 28, 2010

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    The massive National Palace of Culture (Natsionalen dvorets na kulturata) was opened in 1981 and it is said to be the largest multifunctional complex in Southeastern Europe.

    It is home to 13 concert halls of different sizes, more than 50 congress rooms and numerous offices.

    The large park (pl. Bulgaria) around the building offers many oudoor cafes and was even used for a photo exhibition when we visited the site.

    Directions:
    The National Palace of Culture can be found in the middle of the large park pl. Bulgaria, which is situated south of Sofia's city centre

    Address: National Palace of Culture, bul. Bulgaria 1, Sofia

    Website: http://www.ndk.bg/

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    The Icon Collection

    by potrerohillman Written Oct 1, 2007

    Beneath Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in the "crypt" is the icon museum. This is a collection of icons and only icons. It is peaceful, well lit, well presented. Usually there are a few people among the hundreds of icons dating from just about all periods of Bulgarian religious art. For the art lover and the relgious, this is a treasure.

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    Poetry on the Walls

    by Childish Written Jul 20, 2006

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    The initial idea was of the Dutch ambassador to 'adopt' a wall in Sofia and to paint on it a poem. The initiative started on July 2004 by painting of So I Believe That Also You Are by Jan Hanlo on the back wall of the Museum of Natural History (Moskovska Street). The desing is of Dutch artists Tim Ayres and Rutger Fuchs and was done by students of Bulgarian Academy of Arts.
    A poem by Hungarian poet Sandor Petofi can be seen on the wall of a school on Ivan Shishman Str.

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    The Cabin

    by gal_flower Written May 26, 2006

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    In the garden in front of NDK, there's the Cabin waiting for you.
    How it works ? Enter the Cabin, look at the camera and leave your message to the nation.
    It'll be broadcasted in the "Cabin" show on FoxLife :)

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    Central Graveyard of Sofia

    by desert_princess Updated Nov 10, 2005

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    Central Graveyard of Sofia - Tzentralni Sofiiski Grobishta
    It's been awhile that I wanted to see the Central Graveyard of Sofia, but was always too lazy or was looking for a reason. So Recently the death of my former french teacher and mom's schoolmate Diana Radonova ,was why I got there.
    It is strange ,I have seen so many graveyards in Austria and Italy and never really took a walk in the one in my hometown....
    It is enormous !!! Alleys bearing different names take you into all 4 directions. The ground seems have been quite unstable as alot of tombstones are leaning at one side . Especially the jewish tombstones that seem to be there for centuries.....

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    Plodiv

    by GCoop Written Jun 11, 2005

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    Plodiv is exactly 1 1/2 hours north of Sofia. Go for the day. My lonely Planet was right- you haven't seen Bulgaria unless you have been to Plovdiv. Be sure to go to the Ethnographical Museum and have a cappaccino at one of the cafe overlooking Plodiv proper.

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    St. George Church (Tsarkva Sveti Georgi)

    by hekate Updated Mar 12, 2005

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    Actually it is a bit strange that I do not know much about this church.

    It is really close to where I live, near to the Big five Corners (Golemite pet kusheta) on Patriarh Evtimii Blvd.

    I remember that from time to time I was playing in the garden surrounding the church when I was a kid. You can hardly see it on the picture but there is a fountain in the garden. Just imagine the combination between water and kids and you would not be surprised by the fact that sometimes I was going home all wet :)

    The other thing that comes to my mind when I thing about St. George Church is that on 6 May - the day of the patron saint of the church - St. George, you can see people gathering there and celebrating the day. It is a tradition to tie a cradle on the branches of a tree in the church garden and let young girls rock on the cradle for health. Hey boys, sometimes the sight is pretty good ;)

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    View from the National Library "Kiril i Metodii."

    by Balkan_Yovo Updated Feb 26, 2005

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    This is one of the newer pictures, showing the newly restaurated building of the National Art Academy across the National Library. You can barely see the golden domes of the "Alexander Nevsky" Cathedral.

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    If techno is in your blood..

    by Niablue Updated Oct 31, 2004

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    The only reason you will probably miss this event is that unfortunately it happens only once in a year on the Sofia’s streets. But if you come in the very beginning of July you can have the unique chance to see the techno parade held every year in the center of the city where you can enjoy lots of good techno music and DJ’s performances from one of the best DJ around the world. It is great fun and the view of this huge crowd dancing on the streets can only make you move your body to the rhythm too. So put your craziest clothes, make your hair-style, get your smile with you and you are ready for the party.

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    This is the building of the...

    by Balkan_Yovo Written Sep 8, 2002

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    This is the building of the state-owned insurance company on Tsar Osvoboditel boulevard, right next to the intersection with G. S. Rakovski street. I recently read in a newspaper that there's a small restaurant offering a unique atmosphere on the roof. Might want to check it out. I know I certainly will when time permits.

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