Tour of Sofia (Bulgaria) OPTIONAL

Tour of Sofia (Bulgaria)


The tour of Sofia is available in May, 2015 only for participants in the "FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES as a part of the field school program and is covered by the admission fee.

It will be split in two parts in two days:

Part 1: Sofia Downtown Walking Tour with visits of the Bulgarian Orthodox Cathedral (1912) dedicated to Sveti Alexander Nevsky and the Gallery of Old Christian Art in the Crypt, Sveta Sofia Church (6th century) and the Church Underground Museum, the Eastern Gate of Roman Serdica (2nd century AD). While walking the group will pass by the National Assembly (1880s), the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1869), Sofia University (1888), the National Gallery of Foreign Arts, the Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard famous for the yellow brick pavements, the Old Royal Palace (1879) housing nowadays the National Art Gallery, the National Theater (1904), the Russian Orthodox church, the Central City Garden, the Governmental square, Sveti Georgi Rotunda (300s AD), Sveta Nedelya Church (1930), the Ottoman Banya Bashi Mosque (1576), the Sofia Synagogue (1909), Sofia City Museum and Central Baths (1913), Sofia Central Market Hall (1911), remains of the Roman Amphitheater of Serdica as well as the National Archaeological Museum.

Part 2: Trip to Boyana District: the National Museum of Historyand Boyana Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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