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Sofia: Museum of Socialist Art and Buzludzha Monument Tour

1. Sofia: Museum of Socialist Art and Buzludzha Monument Tour

Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel. Jump in the car and enjoy the ride to the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia. See over 70 monumental sculptures. Admire the large five-pointed star that sits on a special pedestal and once crowned the former Party House in the center of Sofia. Enjoy a 3-hour scenic drive as you continue your trip and head to the Buzludzha Monument, one of the most notable from the socialist period. This communist tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Sofia: Communist Relics Driving Tour In A Trabant Car

2. Sofia: Communist Relics Driving Tour In A Trabant Car

Travel back in time to feel what life was like for people living in Bulgaria during the communist era. Drive through the highlights of Sophia in the epitome of what it was like during Communism in Bulgaria. You will be picked up at your hotel in a classic Trabant car of the period, a vehicle designed in East Germany in the mid-20th century. Your guide will show you where to explore the most prominent and historical communist sites in the city.  The tour will take you through old, narrow streets, and will show you even the shortest streets of Sophia. Along the way, you’ll explore the statues of Lenin, Zhivkov, and many others in the quiet gardens of the Socialist Art Museum before returning back to your hotel.

Sofia half day private tour

3. Sofia half day private tour

Explore Sofia city with me. One of the oldest cities in Europe will amaze you with its rich history and landmarks. During the tour, we will visit St St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St Sophia church, and the Antique market. We will make a wish at the Russian church. And next, we will see from outside the former Royal Palace and the National Theater which is located in a nice city park, the former private garden of our king. Next to the governmental buildings while they were building the metro, they found by chance Roman ruins. We will see St Sofia statue, temples of different religions, and the hot mineral water spring in the center. Optional visit to the Museum of Socialist Art, (closed on Mondays). It is dedicated to the communist time in Bulgaria. We will see video about lifestyle in the past, statues, and posters. Next, we get on the metro and we go to see the residential areas built in the 60-70s. Visit a local supermarket. We will finish the tour with the National Palace of Culture.

Sofia off the beaten track, Communism Tour

4. Sofia off the beaten track, Communism Tour

Sofia communism tour will bring you back in time. Let us experience Bulgaria during the communism. Get to know what everyday life and the communist regime were like. We will begin with a walking tour of the city center. Next, a visit to the Museum of Socialist Art. The Museum is closed on Mondays. If you want to have the tour here anyway, we will include additional communist buildings on the tour. In the museum, you will learn about the life during the communist regime. We continue with a visit to the Bells monument. It was built in 1979 for all the children in the world to play together. We will visit a residential neighborhood with residential blocks and learn about communist living. We will also pass by an antique market where you could get a souvenir from the near past. We finish with an optional lunch at a restaurant in a communist style. The tour can be organized also with a limousine. In this case, the price is higher. Please, inquire me for a customized tour.

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Easy-going tourguide who shared a lot of perspective and insights as a bulgarian who's been through different historical moments in the country.