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Saturday 30 November 2019
25 November 2019 - 01 December 2019
December 2019
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
27.11.2019 - 30.11.2019

Capital of Sport at Days of Challenge

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy
For the fifth consecutive year Sofia - European Capital of Sport is co-organizer of the traditional and popular Days of Challenge - the annual festival for outdoor sports, tourism, ecology and active lifestyles. Sofia 2018 takes part with a special video presentation of its activities and priorities which will be a report on what it has done for the past 5 years.
Sports Events
07.11.2019 - 31.01.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until January 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
14.11.2019 - 20.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 17, 2020, the date of the last one in 1944, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020


Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020


On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations


28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.


Yuzhen Park
Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5km running track is located in Sofia, Yuzhen park. The start and finish lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.

Baroque Arts Festival – Studiolo dei tempi

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall

A performance dedicated to the Renaissance and the aesthetic ideals of the early Baroque with the participation of Bulgarian singers, ballet and ensemble with years of experience in the field of the ancient vocal repertoire. The concert program will offer original opera scenes, duets and instrumental works by Italian composers from the 17th century, as well as a contemporary work by A. Atanasov based on Monteverdi's Il ballo delle ingrate.

Tutti soli Ensemble with soloists:

Maria Radoeva – soprano;
Snezhina Kumanov – mezosoprano
Dimitar Arnaudov – countertenor
Plamen Beykov - bass
Virginia Atanasova - conductor and
Penka Kazandzhieva - set design
Angelina Gavrilova - choreographer

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.


Orlin Goranov and Akaga - Shared

One of the most emblematic voices of Bulgarian music - Orlin Goranov, will conquer the stage of the National Palace of Culture along with the funk band Akaga.
In Hall 1 we will hear the most popular songs of the favorite of several generations singer, presented in a different, modern and bold way. The big concert-show "Shared" will also feature exceptional singers from trio Trinity, Destiny Quartet and other famous musicians.
Music and Dance Events