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The Bells (Kambanite)

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Neighbourhood: Serdica
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Address: Sofia, Bulgaria
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Modern even today

Built in 1979 this monument looks more modern than a lot of today created buildings. It is a result of the collaboration between sculptors, architects and engineers in a process... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Violeta T
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built in 1979 this monument looks more modern than a lot of today created buildings. It is a result of the collaboration between sculptors, architects and engineers in a process of comprehensive analysis about place and space, shapes and forms, big and small.

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Thank Violeta T
Tunis, Tunisia
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187 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really liked the theme of an International Park for the Children of the World where each country would participate by providing a bell. This is no site I have ever seen elsewhere. Went to Kambanite by cab from Boyana Church (it's only a 10-15min. drive). It's a bit risky finding a cab in Kambanite to head back but we... More 

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Thank Emira T
Sofia
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301 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The facility was build in 80's to promote peace, creativity and probably the socialistic values. Every four years kids from around the world gathered together here. A lot of countries represented the self with special bells- so it's like a world bell exhibition these days. It is worth a visit- to see and experience a piece from the Bulgarian 80's... More 

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Thank sashkow
Brisbane
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bells is an important site to visit in Sofia, especially in this uncertain time when world leaders are rattling their war sabres ... Very moving experience to walk around this monument and gong the bells in the hope for world peace. Sad to see some of the bells missing ( stolen ) but the site is now very well... More 

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Thank Ken M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I learnt about this place when I read, 'A street without a name' by Kapka Kassabova. In her childhood she remembers the park's construction. The idea came from Lyudmila Zhivkova who was the daughter of the former Communist leader Todor Zhivkov, Each country around the world sent a bell as a symbol of peace and a celebration of children. Many... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It is a great athmosfere here. It is usualy windy and at the summer time a lots of moskitos. So get ready. but it worth it :)

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Thank IVASUN
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Kambanite park is located far from the city center, however you can reach it by metro - line to Business park Sofia. It is 15min away from the last metro station. It is emblematic place, where has been celebrated children fair. There are bells from each country which participated. It is not very popular , so you can enjoy it... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The place combines communist concrete architecture, bells from almost 8 continents, some walkways and even some picnic places nearby. Worth a visit if you are close. i.e. have work in the nearest business park and day is sunny. It was abandoned for some time, and some of the bells were stolen and there is no convenient public transport to there

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

interesting to see if you have several hours while in Sofia. A little distant from the center, so you need a car or a taxy. Close to the Sofia Business Park. You should go there only if the weather is nice.

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Thank Bistra K
Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

All those bells on one place was kinda nice to see. Mostly locals know about this park/monument thing, so if you have some people you know from Sofia, ask them to give you a ride there - definitely worth it and kids seem to enjoy the bells.

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