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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  • August 12, 2017
    This is the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria, founded in 1888. Today it's the one of the top European universities.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    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 »
  • July 10, 2017
    A must - see place - a beautiful building with lovely architecture, excellent location and history to learn.  more »
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  • March 16, 2017
    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...
  • March 22, 2017
    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.
  • March 4, 2017
    Best bulgarian university! Very old and a very beatiful building!
  • June 18, 2017
    Historical university in Sofia, very good architecture.
  • May 1, 2017
    Iconic building and the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria.

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