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March 25, 2019
Free Sofia Tour Summer Schedule 2019

Summer Schedule 2019: Free Sofia Tour, 4 Times a Day!

Spring is here and all of us at Free Sofia Tour are extremely excited! Not only because of the great sunny weather but also because we are now able to share our Summer Schedule 2019 with you. Free Sofia Tour – 4 Times a Day! We know how tight your schedule is when visiting a new city. That’s why we decided to give you an extra opportunity to explore Sofia with us. Starting April 1st (until 31st of October), our daily Free Sofia Tour will be running not two, not three, but four times a day – at 10AM/11AM/2PM/6PM!  Free Sofia Tour is the general sightseeing walk around the main historical landmarks in the center of Sofia. In just 2 hours you will get acquainted with what Sofia has to offer – the perfect introduction to any trip to Sofia. We will be waiting for you in front of the Palace of Justice. Our tours run 365 days a year, no matter the weather conditions (including all national and religious […]
May 24, 2013
cyrillic alphabet

May 24th – Slavonic Literature & Culture Day

Bulgaria and the Cyrillic alphabet As you may probably know, Bulgaria is the only country in the European Union that uses the Cyrillic alphabet. Our entry into the EU in 2007 made Cyrillic the third official alphabet in the EU after the Latin and Greek ones. On May 24th we celebrate the Slavonic Literature and Culture. We also honor the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet – the brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius and their students. What is the story of the Cyrillic alphabet? In the 9th century there was something like a competition between the Pope in Rome and the Emperor of Constantinople. A competition for influence over the still not Christianized (and mainly Slavonic) peoples in Europe. The Byzantine Emperor and his Patriarch thought it would be a good idea to provide an alphabet to the Slavs. The idea was to eradicate the Western influence. Cyril and Methodius were chosen to go to Great Moravia; parts of today’s Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Their mission  was to create a Slavonic […]