Borisova Garden is a unique combination of history, vegetation and rich biodiversity in one place. The largest park in town is also known as the “Lungs of Sofia” for its impressively large green area. This monument of garden and park art of national importance is over 100 years old – its construction began in 1882. At that time, inspired by the idea of the mayor of Sofia Ivan Hadjienov, the Borisova Garden was turned into a breeding nursery to serve the needs not only of this garden, but also of the future gardens in the city. The man who realized this idea was the gardener of the Romanian Royal Court, Daniel Neff, who drew up the first plan for the garden and nursery located at the bottom of the garden. The garden received its name in 1895 when it was named after Prince Boris III.

The Boris Garden is home to the Lake Ariana, the Lily Pond and also the Astronomical Observatory of Sofia University, which was completed in 1894. One of the most popular concert venues is the Monkey House (Maimunarnika).

It is not a coincidence that hundreds of Sofia residents walk here on weekends – Borisova Garden is more like a forest, where most of the bird species found in Bulgaria live in a natural surrounding.

#soSofia tip: Apart from walking and picnicking, Borisova Garden is also suitable for running, cycling and rollerblading.

The main entrance is at the intersection between Evlogi and Hristo Georgievi Blvd. and Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd.