Sofia

Dragan Tsankov Boulevard

08 Dec 2016

A wide and busy boulevard leading out of Sofia’s centre to the east, Dragan Tsankov was named after one of Bulgaria's most prominent prime ministers in the immediate post-liberation period.

Having worked for the Bulgarian cause abroad before the liberation Tsankov returned to hold the position of PM for a short period in 1880 and again from 1883-1884, in the interim period he was interior minister. He was also chairman of the parliament from 1901-1903.

Immediately after the liberation politics was split between the Conservatives and Liberals, Tsankov being a leader of the Liberals and championing the rights of the middle classes as opposed to the Conservatives, who were supported by large landowners and industrialists.

Look out for: on the left you pass by Sofia’s largest park - Borissova Gradina (Boris’s Garden).

At the crossroads with Yavorov Blvd on your right is the television tower.

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