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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

  • View Sofia’s communist-era landmarks on a walking tour
  • Explore with a guide to see famous sights plus easy-to-miss places
  • See the National Palace of Culture and secret police headquarters
Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
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Sofia is filled with famous monuments from Bulgaria’s communist era, but there are also many secluded places that are easy to miss on your own. Ensure you see the recognizable and hidden sights, and learn about their backstories on this walking tour. Exploring by foot grants you access to place inaccessible by traditional tour vehicles. Plus, discover the realities of daily life under Bulgaria’s 1946-1989 government from a guide—insight you wouldn’t get if sightseeing independently.
What to Expect
Meet your guide by the Palace of Justice in central Sofia and set off on foot to learn about the 45 years Bulgaria spent as a Soviet state.

Your guide presents the facts and talks through the theories behind communism and the ideologies of Marxism and Leninism.

Pass some of Sofia’s key attractions from other eras on route, and stop to view communist-era landmarks including the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, the Secret Police Investigation Facility, and the destroyed Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum. Plus, see the Soviet Army Monument and National Palace of Culture as you hear the history of each.

While you walk, hear fascinating anecdotes about life under communist rule, discovering the pros and many cons of the system, and the relation between the government, religion, and people’s ordinary daily lives.

Your tour concludes at the Palace of National Culture.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Chasing communist period "remains" within the city!

This tour was really great, with a very dedicated and interesting guide. We discovered facts and places we would have not been aware about without this tour. Complete walking tour in the city (more than 2 hours, get ready!). If you are interested in modern...More

Thank Isafromnistos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour with lots of stories and infos

We took this tour after learning about it at the Free Sofia Tour. Martin first introduced us to the basics of communism and its history in Bulgaria before showing us important places in Sofia. It was great and very informative! Martin is a great guy...More

Thank marsam87
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Really interesting and nice

3'5 hrs tour. It was optimally paced and the guide, Martin, made it really interesting. Once of the best investments in visiting the city.

Thank Pablo A
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Interesting, Informative, Fun

This is one of the paid tours in the companies selection of tours. I am interested in this period of history and found it very good. The tour lasted about 3.5 hours. Lots of questions were answered, lots of information was given. I gained a...More

1  Thank peaky1980
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Brilliant, informative, humorous tour and insight into Sofia by our guide Nikola. Highly recommend this as a first activity. Wish we had had time to do do the Communist and Cultural tours..

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Jacopo L
4 May 2018|
Response from SofiaEventHouseTeam |
Hi it is approx. 3 hrs :)