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The Red Flat, Sofia

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  • Very much appreciated venu. This is something different than only political info about communism. Although we are Dutch and we recognised a lot of things from our own youth, the very extended...  more »
  • This is a fantastic reconstruction of an average family's home in the socialist period. The collection of artefacts, from fashion magazines to children's toys, really does feel more like you're...  more »
  • This was a truly unique experience. I loved that it wasn't polished but told a story, many small stories, of a reguar family, navitgating the good and bad of their lives. Nuanced. Even our teens...  more »
  • Fascinating insight into everyday life of a family in the later years of communist rule in Bulgaria. The apartment on its own is remarkable, being a thoroughly realistic time-capsule illustrating how a relatively bourgeois family lived. But what brings it all to life is the wonderful audio commentary describing how the family carried on their lives and made the best of the world in which they found themselves. This combined also with the friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable guide made this the highlight of our trip to Sofia. Thoroughly recommended for anyone who is interested in the post-war history of the country or just inquisitive as to what might be behind the doors of the thousands of city apartments.
  • Must visit in Sofia! We were told about it during a walking tour and immediately went after lunch. A wonderful insight to what life was like (albeit perhaps a luxurious one) during Soviet times. The audio guide was great as you could choose the tracks you wanted to listen to. I would go back again!!
  • We discovered this place from our walking tour guide. It’s a really cool interactive way to learn about life during socialism. Everything can be touched or examined, there’s even snacks/drinks if you want. To buy tickets you have to go to a shop around the corner. Highly recommend !
  • amazing experience.This is a typical bulgarian house, back in the 80's, you can learn about how they used to live, their traditions, customs. Very interactive experience, you can hear stories from their everyday life,(using headphones and a guide book) you can try local sweets, you can touch everything! There are family albums with photos, clothes, toys of the family..!
  • What a fantastic experience this was! A wonderfully managed tour by young folks - very detailed audio guide, friendly host, a local drink and snack included. It was an insightful experience for me. Take a minimum of 90 minutes and reserve in advance if you are a large group so that you can experience it well. Thanks a lot guys!

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