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The Bells (Kambanite)

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Neighbourhood: Serdica
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Address: Sofia, Bulgaria
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Great place

It is a great athmosfere here. It is usualy windy and at the summer time a lots of moskitos. So get ready. but it worth it :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
IVASUN
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a great athmosfere here. It is usualy windy and at the summer time a lots of moskitos. So get ready. but it worth it :)

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kambanite park is located far from the city center, however you can reach it by metro - line to Business park Sofia. It is 15min away from the last metro station. It is emblematic place, where has been celebrated children fair. There are bells from each country which participated. It is not very popular , so you can enjoy it... More 

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Thank Tsvetislava I
Sofia, Bulgaria
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place combines communist concrete architecture, bells from almost 8 continents, some walkways and even some picnic places nearby. Worth a visit if you are close. i.e. have work in the nearest business park and day is sunny. It was abandoned for some time, and some of the bells were stolen and there is no convenient public transport to there

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Thank pvpetkov
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

interesting to see if you have several hours while in Sofia. A little distant from the center, so you need a car or a taxy. Close to the Sofia Business Park. You should go there only if the weather is nice.

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Thank Bistra K
Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

All those bells on one place was kinda nice to see. Mostly locals know about this park/monument thing, so if you have some people you know from Sofia, ask them to give you a ride there - definitely worth it and kids seem to enjoy the bells.

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Thank markthedarktrooper
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place has been build in the 1980s along the Banner of Peace Assembly (a.k.a. The Children Assembly). Back then, it was pretty edgy, not decay has taken over. Bells from around the world are hanging around in all shapes and colour. The nearby forest/park, is not too tidy, but one can find a suitable place for picnic, if they... More 

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Thank Peter D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Popular place at the end of Sofia city with many bells, most of them donations to Bulgarian country from other countries. Different types and sizes of bells. Not very appropriate for families with babies because of the noise of the bells.

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Thank Vania T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I am not sure how all this started,but there were bells given to Bulgaria from pretty much all countries in the world.The bells each had specific shape / ornaments depending on the country that made them.The Vietnamese bell was quite different from the American or Dutch ones.Sadly over time the place became dilapidated.I went for the first time in 2005... More 

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Thank Do T
Sofia, Bulgaria
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Not bad for a walk but the bells' condition is just saddening. Some are damaged, other are even missing... I was kind of disappointed.

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Thank camuchee
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The monument itself is interesting. Sadly some of the bells are missing, but children can still have s lot of fun, ringing the remaining ones. Each bell represents a country and is unique and only children are allowed to ring them (at least this is what the sign sais). It's easier to go there with a car and using GPS... More 

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