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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 […]
June 23, 2011
Sofia's Red Star

The red star is gone

End of an era. The Red Star is no longer there. Quite literally. It all happened probably because the soldiers on the Soviet army monument were turned into cartoon characters (The Joker, Wolverine, Santa Claus, Superman, Ronald McDonald, Captain America, Robin, and Wonder Woman, to be precise). This caused such a big debate that the authorities were perhaps afraid that something similar might happen to other Soviet memorabilia just left around in the city. That’s why they decided to move one of the highlights of our tours. What a journey it has been for one of Sofia’s biggest communist symbols. The five-point red star that once used to be on top of the Communist Headquarters. The star that after the fall of the communist regime was abandoned in the yard of the Central Public Bathhouse. Then an essential part of our very own Free Sofia Tour. It was a huge hit during our tours and even made a couple of headlines (for example: The Red Star? by Sofia Echo’s Gabriel Hershman). What a […]