Doctors’ Garden


This neat, secluded park features a big, pyramidal monument dedicated to the medics who died in the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78). Also here is an outdoor lapidarium, which includes numerous Roman architectural fragments dug up around Sofia.

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1. Vasil Levski Memorial

0.22 MILES

A sombre monument, in the middle of a busy road, dates from 1895 and marks the spot where Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski was hanged in 1873.

2. National Gallery Quadrat 500

0.24 MILES

This massive visual-arts gallery combines the holdings of the National Gallery and the former Museum of Foreign Art. The result is several hundred…

3. Oborishte Park

0.24 MILES

This attractive park, with its fountains, lovely rose beds, cafes and popcorn vendors, is especially popular with young families, and there are some…

4. Sofia University Botanical Garden

0.26 MILES

Sofia's small botanical garden includes a glasshouse filled with palms and cacti, a rose garden, and various trees and flowers (labelled in Bulgarian and…

5. Eagles Bridge

0.28 MILES

This late 19th-century landmark bridge crosses the Perlovska River and is adorned by four eagles.

6. National Assembly

0.28 MILES

This imposing neoclassical palace houses the Bulgarian parliament and dates from the 1880s. It's normally closed to the public. Its likeness is traced on…

7. Aleksander Nevski Crypt


Originally built as a final resting place for Bulgarian kings, this crypt now houses Bulgaria's biggest and best collection of icons, stretching back to…

8. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral


One of the symbols not just of Sofia but of Bulgaria itself, this massive, awe-inspiring church was built between 1882 and 1912 in memory of the 200,000…