The International Park of the Children of the World, better known among locals as Kambanite (English for “The Bells”), was built near Sofia Ring Road and Mladost district in 1979 – the year when Bulgaria hosted UNESCO’s International Children’s Assembly Banner of Peace. The complex was built in just 30 day and consists of a huge 37-foot concrete monument, two arcs and nearly 100 bells, gifted by Netherlands, Cameroon, Japan, Syria, Vietnam, Mauritius, USSR (of course) to name a few. The motto of the project is engraved on the monument’s base and reads “Unity, Creativity, Beauty.”

#soSofia tip: The park can be used as a picnic spot and has spaces devoted to family gatherings.