Slaveikov Square, Sofia

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Take a stroll around , a quaint pedestrian-only neighborhood lined with stalls that offer everything from vintage book editions to CDs. Here you can find literature in both Bulgarian and English languages, as well as English translations of Bulgarian classics. It is said that second-hand copies can be bought at bargain prices. Famous Bulgarian writers Petko and Pencho Slaveykov, a father and a son, lived in this neighborhood, and the street was named after them. You will see their statue, sitting on one of the benches. If you get thirsty from all the shopping, grab a drink at one of the cafes at the site. Work out when and for how long to visit Slaveikov Square and other Sofia attractions using our handy Sofia road trip planner.
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  • July 30, 2017
    This is a place for the avid book reader. There are multiple little stands where one can find any genre books for only a fraction of the price. There are also some random small shops around the square...  more »
  • March 10, 2017
    If you want to feel the real spirit of Sofia, this is a must see. You can find a lot of vintage (and new) books, but most of them are in Bulgarian. There are a lot of cafes, shops and restaurants near...  more »
  • March 9, 2017
    Beautiful square with subject matter the book. streets to calm a Brown special a day with Sun.
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