Bulgarian National Library (St. Cyrill and St. Methodius National Library), Sofia

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The SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library (Национална библиотека „Свети Свети Кирил и Методий“) is the national library of Bulgaria, situated in the capital city of Sofia. Founded on 4 April 1878, the library received the status of Bulgarian National Library three years later and the Bulgarian National Revival Archive was merged into it in 1924.It is named after "SS. Cyril and Methodius"; Saints Cyril and Methodius. They are the creators of the Glagolitic alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet is named after Cyril.The present building of the library is among the landmarks of Sofia. It was designed by the famous Bulgarian architectural team Vasilyov-Dimitur Tsolov and completed in the period 1940-1953.
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  • Big, square, imposing a few qualifiers that can be applied to this imposing building... that's a good summary. Like many in the city, it has a quite recognizable Soviet architecture.
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  • Quite nice building, with great monument to St Cyril and Methodius in front of it. Very near to the University, and in walking distance from the main atractions. 
  • The library building itself in the Bulgarian capital, already adequately for inspection because it is a symbol of the historical era, and there is also a monument dedicated to Saints Cyril and Methodius, founders of Slavonic writing. In short, there is something to look at from a historical point of view.
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  • Knowledge is a power. Learn to take a power.
  • Хубаво място за наука
  • A temple of knowledge, the National Library relates naturally to the neighbouring University of Sofia. Named after the two brothers that paved the way to the creation of the Cyrillic alphabet, it contains everything that has ever been published on paper in Bulgaria. This temple of knowledge is connected naturally with the next Sofia University. Named after the two brothers, made possible the creation of the Cyrillic alphabet, the library contains everything that has ever been published on paper in Bulgaria.
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  • The National Library of the Republic of Bulgaria is the largest library in the country and the oldest cultural institution in Bulgaria sledosvoboždenska.
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