Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Sofia, Bulgaria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 21 sights
Distance 6.7 km
Ascend 102 m
Descend 99 m

Experience Sofia in Bulgaria in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in SofiaIndividual Sights in Sofia

Sight 1: St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker

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St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker

The Russian Church, officially known as the Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, is a Russian Orthodox church in central Sofia, Bulgaria situated on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard.

Wikipedia: Russian Church, Sofia (EN)

127 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Theatre Bulgarian Army

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Theatre Bulgarian Army

The Bulgarian Army Theater is located in Sofia on ul. "Rakovski" 98.

Wikipedia: Театър „Българска армия“ (BG), Website

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Сълза и смях

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The New Drama Theatre "Tears and Laughter" is the successor of the name of the oldest professional Bulgarian theatre troupe, established in 1892, 12 years before the founding of the National Theatre.

Wikipedia: Нов драматичен театър „Сълза и смях“ (BG), Website

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Stefan Stambolov

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A monument to Stefan Stambolov is located in Sofia, at the place where it was cut down on July 3/15, 1895.

Wikipedia: Паметник на Стефан Стамболов (BG)

252 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Паметник на Иларион Макариополски

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The monument of Ilarion Makariopolski is located in the garden in front of the Synodal Palace in Sofia.

Wikipedia: Паметник на Иларион Макариополски (BG)

225 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Built in Neo-Byzantine style, it serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is one of the 50 largest Christian church buildings by volume in the world. It is one of Sofia's symbols and primary tourist attractions. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia occupies an area of 3,170 square metres (34,100 sq ft) and can hold 5,000 people inside. It is among the 10 largest Eastern Orthodox church buildings. It is the largest cathedral in the Balkans. It is believed that up until the year 2000 it was the largest finished Orthodox cathedral.

Wikipedia: Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia (EN)

258 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Monument to the Tsar Liberator

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The Monument to the Tsar Liberator is an equestrian monument in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It was created in honour of Russian Emperor Alexander II who liberated the Russian Serfs and won the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

Wikipedia: Monument to the Tsar Liberator (EN)

324 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: @lma @lter - alternative theatre

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@lma @lter - alternative theatre

"Alma Alter" is a student professional theater at Sofia University.

Wikipedia: Алма алтер (BG), Website, Facebook

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Saints Cyril and Methodius

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The monument of St. St. Cyril and Methodius is located in front of the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" in the center of Sofia. To this day, the monument is considered one of the best achievements of Bulgarian monumental art.

Wikipedia: Паметник на св. св. Кирил и Методий (София) (BG)

303 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Doctors Memorial

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The Doctor's Monument is a monument in the Doctor's Garden in Sofia. It was built in 1882 – 1884 according to the project of the Czech architect A. I. Tomašek. It is a truncated four-sided pyramid, topped with a granite sarcophagus. On the four sides of the convex stones are carved the names of 531 doctors and orderlies who died in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, most of whom worked in the mission of the Russian Red Cross and fell in the battles of Pleven, Plovdiv, Mechka and Mount Shipka.

Wikipedia: Докторски паметник (BG)

23 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Doctors' Garden

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The Doctors' Garden is a park in the Bulgarian capital Sofia between the Oborishte and Shipka streets. It is located behind the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library and close to many of the historical monuments and state institutions in the capital.

Wikipedia: Doctors' Garden (EN)

385 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Васил Априлов

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The monument of Vasil Aprilov is located in the yard of the 38th primary school "Vasil Aprilov" on Shipka Street in Sofia.

Wikipedia: Паметник на Васил Априлов (София) (BG)

791 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 13: Петър Берон

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The monument of Petar Beron in the Borisova Garden in Sofia was created in 1928 by the sculptor Ivan Lazarov.

Wikipedia: Паметник на Петър Берон (BG)

602 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: Княжеска градина

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Княжеска градинаBoby Dimitrov from Sofia, Bulgaria / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Prince's Garden is a park in the center of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Wikipedia: Княжеска градина (BG)

397 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 15: Alexander of Battenberg

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Alexander of Battenberg Plamen Agov (user:MrPanyGoff) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Memorial Tomb of Alexander I of Battenberg, better known as the Battenberg Mausoleum in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is the mausoleum and final resting place of Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria (1857–1893), the first Head of State of modern Bulgaria.

Wikipedia: Battenberg Mausoleum (EN)

540 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church

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The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and formerly The Black Mosque is a Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It was created in 1547 as an Ottoman mosque later converted into orthodox Church, and was inaugurated on 27 July 1903. The church is named after Cyril and Methodius and their five disciples, known in the Orthodox Church collectively as the Sedmochislenitsi.

Wikipedia: Seven Saints Church, Sofia (EN)

473 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: National Literary Museum

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The National Museum of Literature is a museum that takes care of the preservation and popularization of Bulgarian literature in the country and abroad.

Wikipedia: Национален литературен музей (BG), Website, Website

412 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Войнишки мемориал на Първи и Шести софийски пехотен полк

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Войнишки мемориал на Първи и Шести софийски пехотен полк

The memorial of the First Infantry Regiment of Sofia and the Sixth Infantry Regiment of Tarnovo of the First Infantry Division of Sofia, called "Iron" or "Shopska", was opened on October 28, 1934 by Tsar Boris III. Military celebrations, parades, commemorations and other celebrations were held in front of it until the Second World War.

Wikipedia: Паметник на първи и шести пехотен полк (BG)

169 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Memorial Monument to the Victims of the Communist Regime in Bulgaria

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211 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 20: Bulgaria Square

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Bulgaria Square is a park square in the central part of Sofia, the largest square in the city.

Wikipedia: България (площад в София) (BG)

644 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 21: Мадарска градинка

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Мадарска градинка

Bukata Garden is a garden in the center of Sofia.

Wikipedia: Буката (градина) (BG)


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