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Free Sofia Tour's Blog

March 9, 2014
Borisova Garden Sofia

7 fun facts about the Borisova Garden in Sofia

Sofia’s biggest park – Borisova Garden How often do you pass by a park or a garden? You hang out with friends, sit on a bench drinking beer, or just lazily lie on the grass letting time fly? Have you ever wondered about the stories these places hide? Here are some fun facts about the biggest park in our capital – Borisova Garden. We hope that it will help you get to know it better. 7 Facts about the Borisova Garden 1. Initially, the Borisova Garden was in the outskirts of Sofia but as the city grew rapidly the park ended up in the very center of Sofia. 2. The Borisova Garden was built at the end of the 19th century. Its name went through a number of changes. First, it was Razsadnika (The Nursery Garden), then Pepiniera, Tzarigradskata gradina, Knyaz Borisovata gradina (The Prince Boris Garden) and The Freedom Park. 3. A Swiss gardener was responsible for the design. He was brought all the way from Bucharest. 4. The plants for the Japanese Corner, came […]

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