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Category: Things to See in Sofia

December 12, 2007

Central Sofia Market Hall (Tsentralni Sofiyski Hali)

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The Central Sofia Market Hall (Tsentralni sofiyski Hali), is a covered market in the centre of Sofia, on Marie Louise Boulevard.  …

December 11, 2007

Central Synagogue of Sofia – Bulgaria

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In the vicinity of the Halite, along Ekzarch Josif Street, can be found the Central Synagogue of Sofia. Built between 1905 and …

December 10, 2007

St. Sofia Day Celebrations – Tony gets enlisted into the Bulgarian Military Protocol Office

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As mentioned in the last blog, I was so thrilled at having met the Bulgarian President that I had to convey my delight to someone and this person turned out to be a serious looking military guy.   Not …

December 9, 2007

St. Sofia Day Celebrations – The Day I met the President of Bulgaria – Sofia, Bulgaria

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Last year when we came through Sofia, we arrived late in the evening and just managed to catch sunset views of the external …

December 4, 2007

Central Military Club – Sofia, Bulgaria

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Opposite from the Russian Church, on the other side of Rakovski Street is the Central Military Club.  Before WWII, it was a …

December 2, 2007

Alexander Battenberg Square – Sofia

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The Alexander Battenberg Square was called the 9th September Square during the communist era.  The old square played a central role in military parades and celebrations of that era. A large white neoclassical mausoleum that used to stand …

December 1, 2007

Tsar's Palace & National Art Gallery – Alexander Battenberg Square – Sofia

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To the north side of the Alexander Battenberg Square is an elegant building known as the former Tsar’s Palace.  It is nowadays …

November 27, 2007

More Sightseeing in Sofia – Bulgaria

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You’ll know when you’ve reached the President’s administrative quarters when you see these smartly attired guards of honor …

November 26, 2007

Around the Central Baths – Sofia, Bulgaria

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Behind the TZUM shopping mall, at the start of Maria Luisa Boulevard is the Banya Bashi Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Europe. It was built in 1576 by the …

November 25, 2007

The Central Baths (Tsentralnata Banya) – Sofia, Bulgaria

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Behind the TZUM shopping mall there are a number of interesting historical sites, one of these being the Central Mineral Baths. With its colorful ceramic mosaics on the facades, it is a …

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