Municipality to Provide Free Tours in Bulgaria's Capital

Society » CULTURE | July 20, 2010, Tuesday // 11:02| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Municipality to Provide Free Tours in Bulgaria's Capital The huge, gold-domed Aleksandar Nevsky Cathedral is the capital's biggest tourist draw. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

The Sofia municipality will offer citizens and guests of the Bulgarian capital a free walking tour of the sights in the central part of the city.

The mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, will open the first tour Tuesday.

The tour is an initiative by the municipal enterprises “Tourist Service”and “Stara Zagora”, in cooperation with the Association of tourist guides in Bulgaria.

The route will include 10 sites, at which the guides will stop and tell their history in Bulgarian.

The cultural-historical sites will include the Theology department of the Sofia University, the Sheraton Hotel, the Church of St. George, the presidency, the Archeology Museum, the Bulgarian National Bank, the “Ivan Vazov” National Theater, the Russian Church of St. Nicholas, the Hagia Sophia Church, the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Assembly and the Monument of the Tsar Liberator.

The tours will be organized by the Cultural Information Center in Sofia, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The service will be free. However, tours will be performed for minimum 10 people.

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