Sightseeing in Sofia

Communist Party House

 pl. Alexander Battenberg 1 Sofia Bulgaria     more than a year ago

Until August 1990 this was the seat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. In the summer of 1990 it was set on fire by crowds protesting against communist rule.Based on the designs of P. Zlatev, it was built by a co-op of architects which included Tsolov and the Soviet architect Blochin. Completed in 1953, it marks the top end of an area known as the Largo, a major showpiece of postwar socialist Sofia. Look up and you will notice something distinctly missing. The red star! This was removed after the collapse of the communist party. Now it is exhibited at the recently opened Museum of Socialist Art.

Today the building is mainly used as Government offices and the splendid Sofia Hall is occasionally used for charity concerts.



City centre location




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