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Sofia Around University

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The University of Sofia is the oldest in Bulgaria. The "laboratory" for many Bulgarian scientists, specialists and intelectuals. Part of Bulgarian new history and place that "freedom" is the most appreciated value!

University of Sofia is in center of the city, close to Bulgarian Acadamy of Sciences, National library, Bulgarian Beaux-Arts Academy, National Assembly.

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Nearby images in Sofia


A: Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski

by Dimitar Torbov, 100 meters away

Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski

B: Sofia University Occupation

by Dimitar Torbov, 120 meters away

Blockade of Bulgaria's oldest and most prestigious school

Sofia University Occupation

C: Bulgaria, Sofia, Clement Of Ohrid Park

by Thomas Blanket, 180 meters away

Bulgaria, Sofia, Clement Of Ohrid Park

D: Soviet army monument with pop art facelift

by Dimitar Torbov, 200 meters away

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F: Glory to Ukraine from Bulgaria

by Dimitar Torbov, 210 meters away

Young bulgarian communists cleaning the soviet occupation monument.

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G: Protest in front of Parliament

by Dimitar Torbov, 220 meters away

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Protest in front of Parliament

H: Bulgarian Parliament

by Dimitar Torbov, 230 meters away

Bulgarian Parliament

I: Playing kids sculpture

by Dimitar Torbov, 290 meters away

Playing kids sculpture

J: Students vs Gendarmerie in Sofia

by Dimitar Torbov, 320 meters away

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