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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia

  • View Sofia’s communist-era landmarks on a walking tour
  • Explore with a guide to see famous sights plus easy-to-miss places
  • See the National Palace of Culture and secret police headquarters
Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
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Communist Walking Tour of Sofia
From US$11.57
Sofia is filled with famous monuments from Bulgaria’s communist era, but there are also many secluded places that are easy to miss on your own. Ensure you see the recognizable and hidden sights, and learn about their backstories on this walking tour. Exploring by foot grants you access to place inaccessible by traditional tour vehicles. Plus, discover the realities of daily life under Bulgaria’s 1946-1989 government from a guide—insight you wouldn’t get if sightseeing independently.
What to Expect
Meet your guide by the Palace of Justice in central Sofia and set off on foot to learn about the 45 years Bulgaria spent as a Soviet state.

Your guide presents the facts and talks through the theories behind communism and the ideologies of Marxism and Leninism.

Pass some of Sofia’s key attractions from other eras on route, and stop to view communist-era landmarks including the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, the Secret Police Investigation Facility, and the destroyed Georgi Dimitrov Mausoleum. Plus, see the Soviet Army Monument and National Palace of Culture as you hear the history of each.

While you walk, hear fascinating anecdotes about life under communist rule, discovering the pros and many cons of the system, and the relation between the government, religion, and people’s ordinary daily lives.

Your tour concludes at the Palace of National Culture.
Reviews (91)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Finish the jigsaw puzzle with Nicola

Sofia is the last stop for my Bulgaria trip. After visiting different cities and museums in this country, it seems there are something missing- The 70 years history with the socialist Bulgaria. And Nicola enlightened with some perspective which is interesting to know and peculiar...More

Thank Phy454
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great experience

One of the reasons we had a great time in Sofia was this walking tour with Martin. He was great, he loves his job and he helped us to learn more about communist. Thanks a lot Martin.

Thank Sofia I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A must do in Sofia

We went on the Communist Walking Tour by 365 Tours as a group of two couples and would definitely recommend this tour. Our tour guide Stefan was extremely informative, passionate and obviously very knowledgable on the subject. We saw other parts of Sofia that we...More

Thank 313naomif
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile
Very informative interesting and enjoyable

Daniel was great, very knowledgeable, even perspective, humorous at times, highly recommend for those with an interest in this part of Bulgarian history

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

If your time is limited in Sofia I would strongly recommend this excellent walking tour. Nicola our guide grabbed our attention right from the start with his passion for people to learn of the historic communist period of Bulgaria’s history. He walked us around the...More

Thank Paul T
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Jacopo L
3 May 2018|
Response from SofiaEventHouseTeam |
Hi it is approx. 3 hrs :)