We invite you to a walk in the centre of Sofia, combining the nature of the city with our cultural heritage and exceptionally delicious local cuisine. Start along Oborishte Street, where you can enjoy the wonderful flavours of restaurants, brunch places and wine gardens.
Afterwards, head to the Doctor’s Garden. One of the favourite places for all Sofia residents to spend the weekend or just for an evening stroll. The park takes its name from the “Doctor’s Monument” which is located in the garden. It was built to commemorate the doctors who died during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the names of 531 medical workers are carved on it.
The Doctor’s Garden is located next to two of the most magnificent and significant buildings in the capital. The first one is the National Library. Apart from its beautiful architecture, the library is an exceptional cultural heritage for Bulgaria. The building is named after the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, who built and spread the Slavonic alphabet, and their monument is rising in the garden in front. The library items number over 70,000, including works and editions in various languages published all over the world.
Next to the National Library is the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – the oldest and largest higher education institution in Bulgaria. It currently educates over 22 000 students. An interesting fact is that in the building there is a skeleton of a deuterium – a prehistoric mammal that lived several thousand years ago. There is also the Mineralogy Museum – the oldest repository for rocks and minerals in Bulgaria, which also has the largest collection of meteorites in the country. Under the dome of the building there is a special room, which is extremely atypical for an educational institution, but also extremely interesting – a climbing wall, where annual international competitions are held.
This multi-layered walk should definitely find a place on your list of attractions if you want to immerse yourself in the heart of central Sofia.