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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.
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1 - 5 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Communist walk tour

Dino, our tour guide was an fun and enthusiastic guy who was passionate about his city and the subject. If you go on one of the 365 free walk tours, they will give you a discount token, so you pay 9 euro instead of 10.

Thank angiegreenwood586
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really good

One of the best tours I've ever done. I feared the worst when I saw that it could last 3.30 hours as there is only so much information one can consume but I didn't notice the time passing at all. Really good tour guide (Nikola)...More

Thank Pearse O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Free tour and communist tour

I did three tours with this company - the free walking tours in Sofia and Plovdiv, and the communist tour in Sofia with Stefan €10). The Sofia tours were excellent. The free walking tour does not cover anything on communism beyond the buildings that were...More

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Communist and culture tour

We did first the free walking tour and we're so convinced by Nikola(a great tour guide by the way) that we did the communist and the culture tour. Both are totally different, super interesting and funny as well. The tour guides provided us with a...More

1  Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Assolutamente un must!!

Nikola is an excellent and expert guide. He took the group all around Sofia’s main communist spots and provided us with lots of interesting facts. He speaks an excellent English. You can’t miss this tour!

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