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Ivan Vazov National Theater

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Address: 5, V. Levski St., Sofia, Bulgaria
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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My Bulgarian took me here and he pointed out to me that in one of the angels up on top, there is one with a golden ball. Take a closer look and you will find it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Bulgarian took me here and he pointed out to me that in one of the angels up on top, there is one with a golden ball. Take a closer look and you will find it!

Thank saruwhite
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

National Theater has splendid view at night in the winter. There are beautiful Christmas decorations in front and a lot of lights in the evening. Near you could visit the park and Christmas bazaar and enjoy a glas of mulled wine...

Thank ZhivkoZh
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Theres a Christmas Market here in December which makes the place pretty happening. It also has a nice fountain area too!

Thank Shaun J
Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The building it's very nice, and has a different architecture from what you may see in Sofia. Also the whole area it is very very nice.

Thank Simona R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful buildings in Sofia and definitely worth a stop. The only thing is that you cannot take a tour of the inside, the only way to get in is if you buy a ticket for a show and all of the shows are in Bulgarian.

Thank KeithTKW
Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Overlooking a smart park with cafes, seats, water features, kids play areas. Right in the heart of Sofia. Next to hotels, museums and government offices. It's an imposing building, in and out, and outside is lit at night. Spectacularly.

Thank John W
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I loved this place and especially the park right in front of it. A few notes: - the theater is closed over the summer due to vacations - all performances are in Bulgarian (you might not understand much) - there is a popular children's playground - the park is famous for its professional jazz players - the music is a... More 

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Airolo, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been inside but this building looks great outside. I've been told it was rebuild after a big fire. The park in front is wonderful. There are few cafes but if you need to use a toilet go to the hotel nearby.

Thank Ben D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Very impressive! The Theater has an amazing architecture and its facade is stunning! It reminded me of Greek Architecture. The square, which is in front of the Theater, is ideal for a walk. Worth a visit.. ✿

Thank Foxy_WildSpirit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I could spend a whole afternoon in this park and in front of this theatre. It's really lovely. Be sure to read up on Ivan Vazovs history because it's quite interesting

Thank Nadia D

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