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Slaveykov Square
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Slaveykov Square which includes a statue or sculpture and outdoor art

Spot statues of cultural heroes, browsethe stalls of a book market and enjoy excellent people-watching opportunities atthis lively city square.

Sofia’sSlaveykov Square is a bustling public place and a pleasantspot for people-watching, seeing street performers, or enjoying a good book.The square takes its name from the revered Bulgarian father-and-son poets,Petko and Pencho Salveykov. At the northern end of the square is a benchadorned with life-sized statues of the poets. Sit next to the statues for agreat photographic souvenir of your time in Sofia.

Runningthrough the heart of the square is an open-air book market that offers antique,secondhand and new books. Browse the daily market for anything from fiction andnon-fiction to travel guides, textbooks and dictionaries. Most of the items forsale are in Bulgarian, although it is possible to find books in other languagessuch as English, French and German.

Besidesthe market, Slaveykov Square is a pleasant place to sit at and watch locals andtourists go about their business. Check out the elegant buildings that overlookthe square and observe the street performers who entertain the passersby andmarket-goers. Go to the small Municipal Theatre Vazrazhdane, situated in theSofia Library, to watch an independent theater production.

Situateda few blocks south of Sofia’s Gradska Gradina (City Garden), Slaveykov Squareis easily accessible via public buses and trolleybus. It’s also less than15-minute walk from major city attractions such as the magnificent AlexanderNevsky Cathedral and Borisova Gradina (Boris Garden), one of the city’sbest-loved parks.

Aftervisiting Slaveykov Square you might want to learn more about the famous father-and-sonpoet duo at the House Museum of Petko and Pencho Slaveykov, on nearby Georgi S.Rakovski Street. Find artifacts that relate to the life and work of the poets,including books, furniture and paintings. Alternatively, visit the Peyu YavorovMuseum, situated in the former residence of poet Peyu Yavorov and his wife.Both museums are less than a 5-minute walk from the square.

Top Hotels Close to Slaveykov Square

InterContinental Sofia, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sofia, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
4 NARODNO SABRANIE SQ, Sofia
The price is $105 per night from May 30 to May 30
Located in Sofia City Center, this luxury hotel is steps from Yellow Pavement and Bulgarian Parliament. National Palace of Culture is 1 mi (1.6 km) away. Serdika ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (311 reviews)
The Place to be in BG
"The Intercontinental (formerly the Radisson) in Sofia should be a 50 star rated property, if tgey had such a rate. Everything is beyond exteaordinary at this hotel"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2020

InterContinental Sofia, an IHG Hotel
CityResidence Aparthotel
CityResidence Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Dunav street 38, Sofia, Sofia City Province
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $31 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Sofia City Center, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yellow Pavement, Bulgarian Parliament, and National Palace of Culture. Saint Sofia Monument ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Ottimo"

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

CityResidence Aparthotel
Hyatt Regency Sofia
Hyatt Regency Sofia
5 out of 5
1 Vasil Levski Square, Sofia, Sofia
Free Cancellation
The price is $104 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Sofia City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Sofia University. Bulgarian Parliament and Russian ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Nice hotel in a great location
"Nice hotel in the heart of the city. The staff is very professional and helpful. I really liked my stay at the hotel."

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Hyatt Regency Sofia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Slaveykov Square

InterContinental Sofia, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sofia, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
4 NARODNO SABRANIE SQ, Sofia
The price is $105 per night from May 30 to May 30
InterContinental Sofia, an IHG Hotel
CityResidence Aparthotel
CityResidence Aparthotel
3.5 out of 5
Dunav street 38, Sofia, Sofia City Province
The price is $31 per night from May 23 to May 23
CityResidence Aparthotel
Hyatt Regency Sofia
Hyatt Regency Sofia
5 out of 5
1 Vasil Levski Square, Sofia, Sofia
The price is $104 per night from May 23 to May 23
Hyatt Regency Sofia
Best Western Art Plaza Hotel
Best Western Art Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Hristo Belchev 46, Sofia
The price is $40 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Best Western Art Plaza Hotel
Grand Hotel Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia
5 out of 5
1 Gurko Str, Sofia
The price is $95 per night from May 23 to May 23
Grand Hotel Sofia
Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel
Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel
4 out of 5
Bul. Hristo Botev 69, Sofia
The price is $47 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel
St. George Hotel
St. George Hotel
3 out of 5
64, Kniaz Boris I Str., Sofia
The price is $44 per night from May 13 to May 13
St. George Hotel
Central Hotel Sofia
Central Hotel Sofia
4 out of 5
52, Hristo Botev Blvd., Sofia
The price is $67 per night from May 29 to May 29
Central Hotel Sofia
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
5 out of 5
5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia
The price is $83 per night from May 21 to May 21
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.