Vrana Park becomes one of the top attractions of Sofia

Thursday, 05 October 2017

For five years now Vrana Park has welcomed guests every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 and has enjoyed a growing interest – over 40 thousand visitors annually. Sofia Municipality works with Tsar Boris III and Tsaritsa Ioanna Foundation on opening the museum in the historic palace building.

Located 11 km from the city center of the Bulgarian capital, Vrana Park was the summer residence of the Bulgarian Tsars Ferdinand I and Boris III. It was built 22 years after the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878. In 2001 the mansion was donated to Sofia Municipality by the son of Tsar Boris III, Simeon Sakskoburggotski. A curious fact is that the estate has an area of 140 hectares and Vrana Park is part of it. The park was opened to visitors in 2013. It is one of the few attractions in Sofia that exemplify the landscape park from the first half of the 20th century and it is a worthy rival of the famous landscape parks created in Europe in the 19th century. At the beginning of September the park welcomed new inhabitants – 12 mallard ducklings and 4 kestrels that will live in the lake together with the lilies there. As a hospitable owner Sofia Municipality has provided bus line № 505, which stops at the entrance of the park and departs from Orlov Most (Eagle Bridge). Guests see the park as a kind of a botanical garden with over 100 years of history and high historical value. Go and visit it!