Facts, Myths and Legends from the History of Sofia Come to Life

Facts, Myths and Legends from the History of Sofia Come to Life

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A special event on July 16 at 7.30 pm will tell the interesting facts, myths and legends from the centuries-old history of Sofia, related to the shortest pedestrian street in the center – “Malko Tarnovo”. Live performances, multimedia screenings, installations and a party in the former “Bar Luna” will take us through the stories that developed on the perimeter of the 60-meter street from 4500 BC to the present day. The event will feature actors from the Nikolay Binev Youth Theater, directed by Anastasia Sabeva, the Phormatic multimedia group, the Junior Band brass band, Vasko Krapkata, cabaret artists and more participants, who will be announced in the coming days.

The event will mark the premiere of an interactive website of sosofia.com, dedicated to Malko Tarnovo Street, as well as the launch of a series of events on the #soSofia platform, which tell the stories of the city’s characteristic symbols. This is the next step in the development of the project “Malko Tarnovo – Street of Time”, which began in 2019 with the renovation and renovation of the iconic Sofia Street, and is developed in 2021 with an interactive website and campaign implemented with the support of Sofia Municipality – Culture Program. The project explores and collects stories, photos and legends from the entire centuries-old history of the capital, hidden behind the facades and cobblestones along the 60-meter street in order to promote the history of Sofia.

Highlights in the program of the event and the campaign will be stories from 4500 BC, when the first archeological discoveries from the street date back; from the 2nd century BC, when Serdica shone with the beauty of a huge Roman theater, built by Emperor Trajan the size of the Colosseum; The clock tower from the Revival era, which was burned by the watchmaking guild so as not to interfere with business; the true history of the yellow pavers; the grim legends of the cells in the State Security building used as a distribution station for the concentration camps; the emblematic “Bar Luna”, whose regular visitor was Tsar Boris III himself and more stories that have the potential to impose Malko Tarnovo Street as an even more favorite and attractive symbol for citizens and guests of the city.

You can find the program of the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/345666750256833?ref=newsfeed

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