Sofia Celebrates its 140th anniversary as the Capital of Bulgaria

Monday, 01 April 2019

Sofia will be celebrating its 140th anniversary as the Capital of Bulgaria for two months. On April 3 – the day Sofia was chosen to be the Capital of Bulgaria 140 years ago, you will have the opportunity to visit Sofia History Museum, Sofia City Art Gallery, Vrana Park-Museum and Sofia Zoo for free. The TV premiere of the full-length documentary 105 Minutes Sofia will be on April 3, 2019 on BNT. For the first time Sofia will present a movie which traces the whole history of the city – from 6200 BC till present days. In Landzhaev and Vodenicharov’s film you will see all historical stages the city has gone through – its triumphs and falls, all great personalities that left their mark in this city: Constantine I the Great - the first Christian Roman emperor, Roman and Byzantine emperors, kings, pashas and those who built Sofia with love - the ordinary people. In April and May, a series of concerts of the ensembles of the Municipal Cultural Institutes will be held at the Largo in Sofia and numerous events will take place around the whole city. You can find more information at:

Festive Sofia is awaiting you – come and feel the excitement!