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Sofia: Communist Walking Tour

Product ID: 224670
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Find out what it was like on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain in Sofia by joining our Communist tour. Discover a 45-year-long period compressed into an informative 3-hour walk as you learn about the factors that led to communism and its aftermath.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Sofia’s communist-era landmarks
  • Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Bulgaria
  • Step back in time as your guide recounts everyday life in the Cold War
Full description
Discover the main landmarks of communist history in the city of Sofia. Start your tour by passing by the former headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Continue on to see buildings such as the secret police investigation facility and the destroyed mausoleum. Head on towards the monument of the Soviet army and the National Palace of Culture.

During the 3-hour-long walking tour, learn about the theory of communism and what Marxism-Leninism is. Find out about the history of communism in Bulgaria, the pros and cons of the period, and the relation between the communist government and religion, industry, economy, culture and everyday life of the people. End the tour with a fresh perspective on the city and a new insight into the country's communist past. 
Includes
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside the Palace of Justice, bul. "Vitosha" 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 25 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
4.9/5

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365 Association

Product ID: 224670