Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Information about Bulgarian buildings.

Pirkova Tower

Pirkova Tower, in the city of Kyustendil, is a medieval defensive tower dating from the late 14th or early 15th century.

The Writers’ Cafe

One of the most popular establishments in Sofia during the 1930s was the Writers' Café, at the corner of Rakovski and Osvoboditel Boulevards, next to the Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.

Mausoleum of Georgi Dimitrov

The Georgi Dimitrov mausoleum stood as a prominent memorial in Battenberg Square across from the royal palace from 1949 until 1999.

Then and Now: Sofia Airport

The first passenger terminal at Sofia Airport opened in 1939 with an expected future capacity of 600,000 annual travelers.

Shopping Mall Mania

With about 35 operating and over 50 more in various stages of development, the shopping mall is now a fixture in Bulgarian life.

Then and Now: Varna City Theatre

Two views of the Varna City Theatre building, one in the 1930's and the other in 2010.

Then and Now: The Rectorate of Sofia University

Sofia University Sveti Kliment Ohridski is the first Bulgarian school of higher education. Evlogi and Hristo Georgiev, its original and largest donors, sit out front.

Images of Pre-War Varna

Varna quickly developed into a major economic and cultural center following the war of independence from the Ottoman Turks.

NDK, Where Sofia And Culture Collide

The National Palace of Culture (usually referred to as NDK) is the largest multi-functional complex in South-Eastern Europe. It was completed in 1985, and is often said to resemble a flying saucer.

Sveta Sofia Church

Sveta Sofia Church is one of the symbols of the city of Sofia, to which it lent its name back in the 14th century. The church is the second-oldest in the capital of Bulgaria.