Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Sofia

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Explore Bulgarian cultural and educational traditions at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", the oldest higher-education institution in the country. In front of the main entrance, you can see the bronze sculptures of the brothers Georgiev, the university's first and biggest benefactors. Stroll through the university's long hallways, and check out its old-fashioned desks, painted glass windows, mosaics, and chandeliers. Exit through the back entrance into a small garden that's hidden from the street. The university features a university library, university press, computer center, and sports center. The surrounding neighborhood offers restaurants, bars, and art shops. Add Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and other attractions to your Sofia trip itinerary using our Sofia trip planner .
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  • This is the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria, founded in 1888. Today it's the one of the top European universities.  more »
  • The building is old and very large. There are stained glass windows spread around in different corners, particularly opposite the main entrance. Gives you a feel of old European higher educational ins...  more »
  • A must - see place - a beautiful building with lovely architecture, excellent location and history to learn.  more »
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  • Historic University situated in the heart of Sofia. It's small but active. I propse school to build a good informative map at the gate.
  • The university! Four stars because there are some old pricks there who should take a long vacation. The architecture is great, interior is not that well preserved considering it is our pride...
  • The well - known university of Sofia. The so called alma-mater to so many people. Cherished and loved through the ages, it is situated in the very centre of the city.
  • Best bulgarian university! Very old and a very beatiful building!
  • The most prestigious university in Bulgaria

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