Yes I am not kidding, you read the title right! There is a police post in the Sofia center where you can gather for a beer with friends and you won’t be jailed as long as you don’t make too much noise :).
“Karaulka” in Bulgarian means police post. During communist times there were a lot of these police posts in Sofia, but nowadays they are not used for that purpose anymore. One of these unused police posts is located on the corner of Blvd. Patriarch Evtimiy and Angel Kunchev Str.
Fortunately there are people with fresh ideas who are willing to give Sofia a more artistic look through bringing things, once considered as old and ugly, back to life. Back in 2012, as part of the Sofia Contemporary Art Festival, the creative team of Destructive Creation transformed this post into a beautiful summer-house.
Thanks to them the summer-house is now an attractive place where you can just sit and watch what is happening down on the street. Spring is finally here and what’s a better idea than buying some beers from the nearest shop and checking for some seats in the “Karaulka”, do not hesitate to ask if you can join the others that might already be there, it is always fun to make new acquaintances.
It is not every day you can show off that you have had a beer in the police post.