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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
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.
Reviews (86)
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very informative interesting and enjoyable

Daniel was great, very knowledgeable, even perspective, humorous at times, highly recommend for those with an interest in this part of Bulgarian history

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your time is limited in Sofia I would strongly recommend this excellent walking tour. Nicola our guide grabbed our attention right from the start with his passion for people to learn of the historic communist period of Bulgaria’s history. He walked us around the...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Snooze fest

I guess we were just not that into it after all. The guide was nice and knowledgeable, just didn’t see much and found it kinda dull.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Guide, Really interesting tour!

We did the communism tour with Nikola and it was stunning! He's such an easy-going warm-hearted and entertaining person! The tour was just amazing and because it's about recent history it really felt vivid and he shared a lot of personal annecdotes from his grandparents...More

Thank Joana S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Martin at 365 - I love!

Our guide Martin guided us with a lot of energy, in the most fantastic way! A must when visiting Sofia!

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