We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bells (Kambanite)

Sofia, Bulgaria
Website
Save
Review Highlights
worth visiting

A place that's worth visiting for its inspirational idea. So quite park. When bells echo it is as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rastefanova
,
Sofia, Bulgaria
Used to be a great place

It used to be a nice park with a great attraction- the bells from all over the world. Now it's... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Milcheto
,
Sofia, Bulgaria
Read all 101 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Sofia, Bulgaria
Serdica
CONTACT
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Sofia
from US$ 37.50
More Info
from US$ 37.50
More Info
from US$ 75.00
More Info
from US$ 13.40
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (101)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"business park"
in 7 reviews
"former communist"
in 4 reviews
"different countries"
in 4 reviews
"maintained place"
in 2 reviews
"world peace"
in 2 reviews
"international park"
in 2 reviews
"great attraction"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"unique place"
in 2 reviews
"public transport"
in 2 reviews
"metro station"
in 2 reviews
"great fun"
in 2 reviews
"picnic"
in 11 reviews
"unity"
in 4 reviews
"assembly"
in 3 reviews
"monument"
in 16 reviews
"dictator"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A place that's worth visiting for its inspirational idea. So quite park. When bells echo it is as sigh for peace & harmony, that our world needs. Unfortunately a neglected place.

Thank rastefanova
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It used to be a nice park with a great attraction- the bells from all over the world. Now it's falling apart. It makes me sad.

Thank Milcheto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I'm really glad we went out of the way and saw these. It was fun seeing what the different countries sent in. The bells are in the woods and it's quiet and pretty out there. Off the beaten path, and not very well taken care...More

Thank Robert and Fait... M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2018

There is something soothing to walking around the park and ringing the bells from many countries from around the world. The premise of peace, sharing and supporting children is noble. It would be wonderful if the respective countries who donates bells would check in on...More

Thank Jim U
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Former communist leader Todor Zhivkov's daughter made this collections of bells from around the world as a monument to children and unity. It's a neat idea and the effect is physically, and audibly, interesting. They are situated in a circle in the woods just south...More

Thank David P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A специал and full of memories monument called "International Park of Children from the World" from the past 1979 when Bulgaria was under communist regime but still had its wonderful places and people!

Thank Vini V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you are looking for hidden gems, this is one of them in Sofia. Located on foot of Vitosha mountains it remains the same from the near past. Built in 1979 for all the children in the world.

Thank Betty T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It's not completely running wild but it's rather forgotten and not maintained. A favourite project of the daughter of the former communist dictator of Bulgaria. A unique collection of bells from all over the world. Some of them are missing, some broken but most of...More

1  Thank anastassiu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you can see through the fact that the site is almost deserted and abandoned, you will find great inner peace in visiting this site. Kids will have great fun in sounding the bells as you walk around from one bell to another and trying...More

Thank Gösta S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Built in 1979 this monument looks more modern than a lot of today created buildings. It is a result of the collaboration between sculptors, architects and engineers in a process of comprehensive analysis about place and space, shapes and forms, big and small.

Thank Violeta T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 135 hotels in Sofia
Holiday Inn Sofia
381 reviews
.83 km away
Hotel Galant
6 reviews
1.81 km away
Grami Hotel Sofia
10 reviews
1.90 km away
Hotel Dream
83 reviews
2.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Muniks kitchen
7 reviews
2.90 km away
Lazy
108 reviews
2.45 km away
Edo Sushi & Teppanyaki Ring Mall
43 reviews
2.33 km away
Marmo
47 reviews
2.87 km away
Nearby Attractions
Club 33
6 reviews
4.49 km away
MUZEIKO - America for Bulgaria Children's Museum
51 reviews
5.05 km away
The Mall
27 reviews
4.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Bells (Kambanite) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit