Learn the history of Sofia from the Street of Time
Did you know that Sofia’s shortest street is also at one of the highest points in the city and hides underneath it the oldest evidence of life in our lands?
It is “Malko Tarnovo” Str. – one of our favorite places in the city, which we call “the street of time”, because it hides underneath it all sorts of evidence of the centuries-old development of the city.
In 2021, we dove into Sofia’s history, centered on this #soSofia city spot, and told it to you with a special event and guest designer Filip Boyadzhiev.
Only 60 meters away, “Malko Tarnovo” hides under itself ruins dating back to 4500 years BC. In medieval times, it was called Chasownikova Street because it was also the location of Sofia’s Clock Tower, which urban legend has it was deliberately set on fire by the clockmaking nobility to prevent it from interfering with their business. The entrance to today’s comedy club, on the other hand, was the door to the famous Luna Bar, where legend has it that King Boris the Third used to drink his drink on slippers. Right opposite it is the “basement of Moskovska 5”, sung in Georgi Minchev’s blues, where the State Security cells were located.
The first archaeological discoveries from the street date back to 4500 BC, and in the 2nd century BC, Serdika shone here with the beauty of a huge Roman theatre built by Emperor Trajan the size of the Colosseum.
In 2021 we celebrated “the street of time” with a special #soSofia event in partnership with Sofia Municipality, with the support of Ballantine’s, Philip Morris Bulgaria and Storytel, and the participation of Nikolay Binev Youth Theater, Pemasters Studio, Stagorters, After 5, Comedy Club.
The project uses footage from DA “Archives”, Museum of the History of Sofia, Old Sofia and Lost Bulgaria – we thank them for the preserved memories from the heart of Sofia.
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