Regular walks

Most of our walks are around 2 – 2.30 hours long. They start in front of the main entrance of the former Central Mineral Baths (now Sofia History Museum), 1, Banski Sq. at 14.30 unless otherwise mentioned below. Registration in advance is strongly recommended as walking tours are limited to space available, as our groups are up to 15 guests.

If you want to join us, but the date or time is not convenient for you, you can contact us to make a private tour for you. You think you are interested in something else? Check our list with different cultural walks (general, architecture, archaeology, art, modern life, etc.) and we can make one of these specially for you and your friends – any time, any day!

Starting from April we will organize architecture and culture walks upon request only, except the proposed bellow. If you want to make a walk after April, you can choose here and make the request.

Sacred Architecture of Sofia: Where World Religions Meet

Can different religions live together peacefully for centuries? Is that a place on earth, or just in the minds of idealists? In Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, such place exists in the very center of the city. This is the Triangle (or even Square) of Tolerance. Within walking distance temples of Christianity, Judaism and Islam are witnesses of the immense history of the city. We will see the elegant Banya Bashi Mosque from 16th c. and the Synagogue (1909), which is the third biggest Sephardic Synagogue in Europe (exterior only). We continue with the catholic cathedral St. Joseph (2006) and will finish our tour with the metropolitan church St. Nedelya (1930s). During the walk we can see many smaller churches from different periods. Together we can feel the beating pulse of one tolerant and multicultural city – Sofia!

Place to meet: Central Mineral baths (Sofia Museum of History) – main entrance

Time to meet: 14.30

Expected duration of the walk: 2 – 2.30 hours

If you want to attend the walk you should sing up in advance. Walking tours are limited to space available.

Dates:

  • January: 31
  • February: 14 & 28
  • March: 14 & 28

Secular Architecture of Sofia: Shine and Glamour from Belle Epoch

Sofia is a beautiful city only if you have your heart open to feel it. Prominent European and Bulgarian architects left their mark on the facades of beautiful buildings, which for around a century became symbols of the Bulgarian capital. The colorful building of the former Central mineral baths (now Sofia Museum of History) and the covered market (Halite) both from early 20th c. Another exquisite example is the building of the former Royal Palace (late 19th c.), where the Austrian imperial influence cannot be hidden. Just across the city garden is the National Theater Ivan Vazov (1907), built by the remarkable Austrian architectural duo Fellner and Helmer. All these buildings were meant to underline the raising might of the Bulgarian state in early 20th c. and they still remind about that period of glory and downfall.

Place to meet: Central Mineral baths (Sofia Museum of History) – main entrance

Time to meet: 14.30

Expected duration of the walk: 2 – 2.30 hours

If you want to attend the walk you should sing up in advance. Walking tours are limited to space available.

Dates:

  • February: 7 & 21
  • March: 7 & 21
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