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May 3, 2019
Buzludzha

The Buzludzha Monument

Is it a bird? A plane? Is it a UFO? It’s the Buzludzha Monument! Once, a huge symbol of the power and might of the Bulgarian Communist regime, attracting people from both the country and all over the world with its bizarre look, monumental construction and embedded ideology. Nowadays, it is completely abandoned. It has been falling apart ever since the end of the communist regime in 1989. This time we are covering one of the most extraordinary and controversial ideological monuments left from Bulgaria’s communist past. And of course, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about it. You might have seen this outlandish looking building before as it has been included in the list of the 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world. Its futuristic appearance looks as if taken straight from a science fiction series. This is the main reason for people to call it “the flying saucer”. If you are wondering where the Buzludzha monument is… you will find it in […]
May 11, 2015
The 365: Communist Tour of Sofia | Free Sofia Tour

The 365: Communist Tour of Sofia

This year the 365 Association, which stands behind the Free Tours of Sofia and Plovdiv, is launching two new and exciting projects: the 365: Communist Tour (link for the tour) and Culture Tour (link for the tour). The idea behind starting a 365: Communist Tour actually arose out of the experience of our guides doing the Free Sofia Tour. On many occasions our guests show a deeper interest in the topic and have asked about what it was like in Bulgaria during that period, wanting to learn more about the story of our side of the Cold War. The 365: Communist Tour – Communism and Europe The Cold War is, of course, something that practically affected the whole world in the previous century. It has been over 25 years since communism officially disappeared in Europe. It is natural that memories are already starting to fade away or get distorted. At the same time, most people still have strong opinions on the topic. If you just talk to a local about it, you […]
April 17, 2015
New Tours in Sofia

New Tours in Sofia – Culture & Communist Tour

Two new projects ahead: two new tours This year our Association – 365, which stands behind the Free Tours of Sofia and Plovdiv, is launching two new and exciting projects: the Communist Tour and Culture Tour. After 3 years of taking a break of starting new projects we are finally proud to show the guests of Sofia two of many tours, which we have been working on. The beggining of the culture tour The Culture tour started on the 10th of April with 11 guests, eager to learn more about the Bulgarian culture. The tour aims to show our visitors the top 10 things one should know about our country: on the tour you’ll learn about the typical clothes Bulgarians used to wear, the music we listen to and the dances we do, the food we eat and the favourite drinks here, some of the famous people, the language that we speak and write in, the celebrations, nowadays life and our most precious symbol. When: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11:00 […]