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Ivan Vazov National Theater

stadionVasil Levski 5, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ivan Vazov National Theater is the oldest theater in Bulgaria and has in front of it, the oldest garden in Sofia - the City Garden.The theater and the garden are in the center of the capital, near to practically anywhere. The stunning building of the...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Named after Ivan Vazov - the Bulgarian 'Shakespeare' - it's a beautiful building and surrounded by lush gardens. There are pop-up cafés selling water, drinks, snacks as well as hot-dog vendors. I didn't go inside the building itself but it is stunning and nice to...More

Thank EdinburghToSofia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sofia has many amazing buildings National building is one of the best. With many gardens around and fountain. Would love to visit one day if will be lucky .

Thank Kati M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This Neoclassical building was constructed in 1906 and became one of the most interesting landmark in Sofia and entire country.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Located in a park, this theatre is in the middle of a square close to Nevsky Cathedral. I didn't visit inside, but enjoyed the view while chiling in the beautiful park with a nice fountain with a ballerina statue. Go and relax there.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This theatre is named after Ivan Vazov (author of Under the Yoke, which is possibly the greatest piece of literature to have come out of Bulgaria...about the 300 year Muslim oppression of Sofia and the fight for freedom...well worth a read) and is a very...More

Thank thevontrapps
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Such a nice square with a variety of events going on every evening. Lots of people going there just to chill. The theatre is a gem in the square. There are also some performances going on but they are in Bulgarian. I bet they should...More

Thank MelinaMoyseos
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's between Vitosha Boulevard and Alexandr Nevsky Cathedral so it's on the way when you are visiting the main landmarks of the city. When you visit here, you would also visit the city park where locals get a rest or have lunch, I loved how...More

Thank cdagbagli
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

With Ivan Vazov being one of the most important writers in Bulgarian literature, it is certainly wise to name this beautiful national theatre after him. The building is nicely preserved with bright colour and rich decorations of great composition.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The building is depicted on the 50 levs banknote. A Vienna style environment looking over City Garden. The only possible visits of the building are during a show in Bulgarian.

Thank Peter D
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Lukas K
5 January 2017|
Response from LukiLukeGO | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lukas. T To what I heard and remember during my Sofia tourist tour in 2016, there are no English plays. It's all in Bulgarian. Sorry to disappoint you. Still, if it's not freezing weather during your Sofia visit, I... More