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Ivan Vazov National Theater

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Address: 5, V. Levski St., Sofia, Bulgaria
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Stunning façade

I was staying in the Grand Hotel Sofia so walked past the theatre every day. The façade is gorgeous and the gardens are beautiful. All the performances are in Bulgarian and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in the Grand Hotel Sofia so walked past the theatre every day. The façade is gorgeous and the gardens are beautiful. All the performances are in Bulgarian and unfortunately you can't enter unless you have a ticket so I didn't see the inside but I understand it's also beautiful.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there in May with friends from Spain. It was so nice in spring! The park is very nice, the theatre, too and the fountains alsoo add some charm to this park. I would like to go there one day and see a theatre play in English(I know just a few words in Bulgarian). The theatre and park around... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The building completes the park. Its made to honnor the local bulgarian artist. In the evenning people gather around to talk. The fountain is nice.

Thank floresnando
Claremont, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The neoclassical Ivan Vazov National Theater is a few minutes' walk from the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. With an edifice that faces the City Garden, this is Bulgaria's oldest and largest theater. The reddish-pink building's white and gold frieze features Apollo and the Muses, and the twin towers on either side of the building depict the Goddess Nike in a chariot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of my favourite buildings in Sofia. The fountains in front of it are great place to take some nice shots. The place tends to be filled with young people 24/7 & inside it, there are amazing plays being shown, sadly not many in English.

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Rishon Lezion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The building of the theater is very impressive and I consider it as a must for all tourists in Sofia. It has been renewed recently and is beautiful. In front there is a fountain, unfortunately it is not working all the time. Had the opportunity to visit it inside, about 2 years ago on the occasion of a congress of... More 

Thank BettyLeon_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very beautiful building to enjoy in one of the most vivid city park locations, especially when the weather is nice.

Thank Kostova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As an architectural buff, I was pleased to be introduced to this Neo-Classical beauty on the excellent Free Sofia Walking Tour. Its pinkish-red and white facade features six white pillars that support a pediment with a relief of Apollo and reclining muses. Towers that flank the pediment display chariots pulled by lions. We spent little time at this attraction, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This really beautiful theater is set in a very relaxing area of town, surrounded by gardens full of flowers, a nice fountain, good musicians - a great place to visit, far from the tourist crowd.

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Vidin, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I love being there, breath-taking atmosphere and the most talented Bulgarian actors. Definitely worth a visit!

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