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The Bells (Kambanite)

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Modern even today

Built in 1979 this monument looks more modern than a lot of today created buildings. It is a result... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Violeta T
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Sofia, Bulgaria
So unique!

I really liked the theme of an International Park for the Children of the World where each country... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emira T
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Built in 1979 this monument looks more modern than a lot of today created buildings. It is a result of the collaboration between sculptors, architects and engineers in a process of comprehensive analysis about place and space, shapes and forms, big and small.

Thank Violeta T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really liked the theme of an International Park for the Children of the World where each country would participate by providing a bell. This is no site I have ever seen elsewhere. Went to Kambanite by cab from Boyana Church (it's only a 10-15min....More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The facility was build in 80's to promote peace, creativity and probably the socialistic values. Every four years kids from around the world gathered together here. A lot of countries represented the self with special bells- so it's like a world bell exhibition these days....More

Thank sashkow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bells is an important site to visit in Sofia, especially in this uncertain time when world leaders are rattling their war sabres ... Very moving experience to walk around this monument and gong the bells in the hope for world peace. Sad to see...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I learnt about this place when I read, 'A street without a name' by Kapka Kassabova. In her childhood she remembers the park's construction. The idea came from Lyudmila Zhivkova who was the daughter of the former Communist leader Todor Zhivkov, Each country around the...More

1  Thank MPOT
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is a great athmosfere here. It is usualy windy and at the summer time a lots of moskitos. So get ready. but it worth it :)

Thank IVASUN
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Kambanite park is located far from the city center, however you can reach it by metro - line to Business park Sofia. It is 15min away from the last metro station. It is emblematic place, where has been celebrated children fair. There are bells from...More

1  Thank Tsvetislava I
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The place combines communist concrete architecture, bells from almost 8 continents, some walkways and even some picnic places nearby. Worth a visit if you are close. i.e. have work in the nearest business park and day is sunny. It was abandoned for some time, and...More

Thank pvpetkov
Reviewed 24 January 2017

interesting to see if you have several hours while in Sofia. A little distant from the center, so you need a car or a taxy. Close to the Sofia Business Park. You should go there only if the weather is nice.

Thank Bistra K
Reviewed 5 December 2016

All those bells on one place was kinda nice to see. Mostly locals know about this park/monument thing, so if you have some people you know from Sofia, ask them to give you a ride there - definitely worth it and kids seem to enjoy...More

Thank markthedarktrooper
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