The building of Ivan Vazov National Theatre
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5 Dyakon Ignatiy Str.
Ivan Vazov National Theatre. It was built in 1906 to replace the temporary wooden structure of Osnova Theatre, after the design of Viennese architects F. Fellner and H. Helmer in the neo-classical style. It is the biggest theatre in Bulgaria and one of the architectural symbols of Sofia. Its stage has welcomed all outstanding Bulgarian drama actors. The building survived not a few fires and devastations, to be restored to its original outlook in 1976. The remarkable facade consists of six columns supporting a gable where Apollo and the muses of art are depicted. The theatre was named after classic Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet and writer.