Thematic walking tour in the city center of Sofia
Professional guiding services in English (other languages available on request - Spanish, Serbian, etc.).
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Coffee breaks and drinks, and gratuities to the guide.
Monuments and symbols of Communist regime in Sofia
One-day excursion from €15
Departure at 10:00 am from the Tourist Information Center - Metro Station "Sofia University" (opposite McDonalds). Advanced booking is requred.
Explore the signs of communism in Sofia and experience the everyday life during the communist era. This relatively short historical period has left its marks on the cityscape. First you will visit the Monument of the Soviet Army, located in the beginning of the Borisova Garden. From here we continue towards the National Palace of Culture. That building is the largest congress hall on the Balkans. In the vicinity you will see a piece of the Berlin Wall, torn down just 1 day before radical democratic changes occurred in Bulgaria on 10 November 1989. Nearby is the small chapel dedicated to the victims of the communist regime. Our tour continues to Largoto square, home of the former headquarters of the Communist Party – the so called "Party House", the Presidency and the Central Department Store (TSUM) – the shopping center for the communist elite. Next you will see the place of the former Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum constructed in 1949 and destroyed in 1999. The tour will end around the antique market outside Alexander Nevski Cathedral, with a chance to pick up some old communist relics.
Tour duration - approx. 3,5 hours. Short coffee break can be made during the tour.