Entertainment in Sofia
Sofia Zoo is the best place of interest for the kids of Sofia. The capital’s Zoo was found in the beginning of 1888 and is a great place for spending your time with your children. Initially, the zoo was located in the park of the former royal palace, with the primary attraction being a Eurasian Black Vulture caught in Bulgaria and exhibited in a cage in the garden.
Funsport Complex is the only complex in Bulgaria, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and nature, and at the same time to try different sports and attractive challenges.
Circus Balkanski is worldwide known as the Bulgarian national circus. The troupe was established in 1980 and in the beginning it performed 5 tricks: acrobatics, persch, trapeze, wheel of death. The premiere was in Sofia in 1981. In 1982 the troupe performed in Denmark, in 1983 in Knie Circus, Switzerland, in 1984 in Greece and Italy – Medrano Circus. From 1985 to 1999 the troupe performed in Krone Circus in Germany.
Arena is the leading movie theater chain with nine cinema complexes in Sofia, Varna, Stara Zagora, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven. In Sofia there are total of 3 movie theaters: Arena Mladost, Arena Zapad (West) and Arena The Mall.
The Karting track in “Krasna Polyana” is owned by “Karting Sport” Ltd. The company main activities are: organization of sports games and entertainment with karts; karing races organized jointly with the Bulgarian Karting Federation; kart rentals; Promotions, meetings and exhibitions of auto and motor products and accessories; Sale of go karts, spare parts and accessories.
Cinema City International has over 80 years history as a leading movie distrinutor. The company develops advanced circuit multiplexes a market of over 100 million people in 6 countries and is currently the largest operator of multiplexes in Central and Eastern Europe and Israel.
bTV’s program was broadcast for the first time on June 1st 2000, thus breaking the monopoly of the public national TV station and changing entirely the media environment in Bulgaria.
Gravity climbing gym is the biggest gym in Bulgaria. The climbing gym has a total area of 1000 sq m. and offers bouldering, top roping and lead climbing. The gym has a full retail shop with many sports brands like La Sportiva, Edelrid, Andrea Boldrini, Petzl, Black Diamond, Tendon and more.
Nova Television a.k.a. Nova televiziya (literally New Television), NTV, Nova TV or simply Nova is the first Bulgarian commercial television network launched on July 16, 1994.
The Bulgarian National Television or BNT1 is the public broadcaster of Bulgaria. BNT’s headquarters are located in Sofia, Bulgaria, in a building located at the well-known address of 29 San Stefano Str. near Eagles Bridge (Orlov most) and Boris’ garden.
Sofia Land was an amusement park in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was the first true amusement park in the country, as well as one of the largest in Southeastern Europe, and was situated on an area of 35,000 m² in a park close to Sofia Zoo. Often called the Cherry of Sofia, this place is fully packed with places to eat and drink and, if you get tired of the high-tech rides, there is also bowling and pool, two cinema saloons, and various shows and shops.