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The Presidency Building: Tours & Tickets

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2 Dondukov Blvd, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a vast white stoned building which houses the presidency. The only interesting is the changing of the guard.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the whole we are talking about a building you’re probably not allowed to enter and two bored guards dressed up guarding the gate. That’s it. Not much to add nor see.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

I've never seen the longer official ceremony of the guards change in Sofia and I read online it is held on every 1st Wensday of the month, which was today. I was there 10 minutes before 12:00 with lots of excitement, there were only tourist...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

The changing of the guard happens on the hour but unfortunately I missed it both days., apparently it is a rather short ceremony. However they do look smart in their uniforms and do take the job seriously as a tourist got too close having her...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

Because this building is adjacent to the Sofia Balkan hotel where we stayed, it was just a short walk to it and to watch the changing of the guard and the funny fountain close by.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

As a Presidential edifice it is somewhat nondescript and the fact that it shares the construct with a hotel is telling. Built under the Communist regime the building dates from the mid-1950s. It was only in 1991 that the Office of President was established and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank permia
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

Sadly lacking the same pomp and ceremony as is common in many other nations, I found the changing of the guard a bit underwhelming. The guards also don't seen as well trained (not the usual statue-esque stillness - their bodies and eye line often moving).

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nick164
Reviewed 7 June 2019

Two guards in ceremonial uniform stand outside the modern doors to this building. Visible from the back of the building inside more guards in ceremonial dress stand on the stairs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ivor S
Reviewed 4 June 2019

very nice bulding and there are2 solgers that walck right left and do all the ceramony if you want to enjoy came to see them all the staff on sunday maybe 25 solgers

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank adilevy45
Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

I briefly stopped in front of this attraction to watch the changing of the guards. It was a short and simple ceremony, compared to that I watched in London and Athens. Took several pictures and wondered if one could enter this building!

Date of experience: May 2019
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