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The Bells (Kambanite)

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Very interesting place built during the communist regime, some the bells are missing, stolen in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Gent D
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Sofia, Bulgaria
worth visiting

A place that's worth visiting for its inspirational idea. So quite park. When bells echo it is as... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
rastefanova
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place built during the communist regime, some the bells are missing, stolen in the early 90ties but generally the monument is well preserved and it worths visiting. There is no entrance fee, it has car park

Thank A Gent D
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A place that's worth visiting for its inspirational idea. So quite park. When bells echo it is as sigh for peace & harmony, that our world needs. Unfortunately a neglected place.

Thank rastefanova
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

It used to be a nice park with a great attraction- the bells from all over the world. Now it's falling apart. It makes me sad.

Thank Milcheto
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I'm really glad we went out of the way and saw these. It was fun seeing what the different countries sent in. The bells are in the woods and it's quiet and pretty out there. Off the beaten path, and not very well taken care...More

1  Thank Robert and Fait... M
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

There is something soothing to walking around the park and ringing the bells from many countries from around the world. The premise of peace, sharing and supporting children is noble. It would be wonderful if the respective countries who donates bells would check in on...More

Thank Jim U
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Former communist leader Todor Zhivkov's daughter made this collections of bells from around the world as a monument to children and unity. It's a neat idea and the effect is physically, and audibly, interesting. They are situated in a circle in the woods just south...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A специал and full of memories monument called "International Park of Children from the World" from the past 1979 when Bulgaria was under communist regime but still had its wonderful places and people!

Thank Vini V
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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
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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
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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
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