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Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

Sofia: Communist History Walking Tour

Activity provider: City Tour Sofia

From US$ 41.63 per person

This tour is a great chance to gain insights about the communist past of Sofia and Bulgaria. Learn historical facts related to the regime, the lifestyle, the economy, and the consequences for the people, along with some personal stories.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover the communist past of Sofia and Bulgaria
  • See the buildings and monuments related to this period
  • Learn some interesting facts and personal stories
Full description
For many people, it is interesting to learn about life in a communist country. Since Bulgaria was under the Soviet Sphere of influence from 1944 to 1989, it was ruled by a communist regime during this period. On this tour, you will have the chance to learn how this regime came to power. Discover what was life was like and the impact on different aspects including family, work (economy), religion, and traveling. Learn about the consequences after the collapse of Communism. Explore the central area of Sofia to see some of the monuments and buildings related to the regime and learn the stories behind them. 
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please meet in Alexander Nevsky square, on the steps in front of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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During the tour, the guide occasionally used his mobile phone for private purposes. That seemed disinterested in the leadership. He spoke as if "read from a book" and without making eye contact with me. That seemed impersonal. The price for leadership was therefore unreasonably high. I had a suitcase with me. It was positive that I was allowed to leave my suitcase in his car for the duration of the tour.

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August 7, 2022

Product ID: 193421