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The Bells (Kambanite)

Sofia, Bulgaria
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unique monument from the commusnism past

If you are looking for hidden gems, this is one of them in Sofia. Located on foot of Vitosha... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Betty T
Sofia, Bulgaria
Unique but badly maintained place

It's not completely running wild but it's rather forgotten and not maintained. A favourite project... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you are looking for hidden gems, this is one of them in Sofia. Located on foot of Vitosha mountains it remains the same from the near past. Built in 1979 for all the children in the world.

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It's not completely running wild but it's rather forgotten and not maintained. A favourite project of the daughter of the former communist dictator of Bulgaria. A unique collection of bells from all over the world. Some of them are missing, some broken but most of...More

1  Thank anastassiu
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you can see through the fact that the site is almost deserted and abandoned, you will find great inner peace in visiting this site. Kids will have great fun in sounding the bells as you walk around from one bell to another and trying...More

Thank Gösta S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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 17 May 2017

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

1  Thank Emira T
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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 25 April 2017

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

1  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

2  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 :)

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
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