The striking symbol of Bulgarian Capital, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built in the early 20th century in memory of the 200,000 Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian and Bulgarian soldiers, who died in the Russo-Turkish War and it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Cathedrals in the world. The gold plated dome, with the bell tower of 50m, can hold around 10,000 people at the time.
The Museum of Socialist Art opened in September 2011, presents the work from the period of Socialist rule in Bulgaria 1944–1989, which is the most interesting part of the Museum, wherein over 70 works of monumental sculpture are exhibited in a park covering 7,500 sq.m. At this museum, you will be compelled to go back in the time.
Located in the King’s Garden, The Monument of the Soviet Army is in the heart of Bulgarian capital Sofia, built in 1954 as a symbol of gratitude for the Soviet Red Army fro helping Bulgaria in second World War. The monument depicts a soldier of the Soviet Army, surrounded by female and male workers and the entire memorial complex is surrounded by a park that has become popular amongst the youngsters.
Standing tall with stretched arms, golden skin and black-eyed the Statue of Sveta Sofia was erected in 2000 to replace a statue of Lenin. The Statue of St Sofia is 20 m high. It’s a symbol of the city because St.Sofia is the city’s patron, representing many figures of strength and wisdom. So if you are passing by Sofia Centre, make sure to explore the Statue of Sveta Sofia.
The National Palace of Culture, also known as NDK is the largest multifunctional conference, convention and exhibition center in Southeastern Europe. Built-in 1981 in celebration of 1300th anniversary of the Bulgarian state. It houses around 80 monumental works of art and home of the National book center, theatre, concerts venue as well. So if you are in Sofia, making a visit to the National Palace of Culture is a must to experience the myriad of things at one place.