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Oborishte Street – Unspotted beauty under my nose

Few things can compare with the pleasure of walking around without purpose and direction. There is no better way to feel like an explorer and feel the atmosphere of a city than to wander aimlessly through the streets.

I passed Oborishte street quite a few times, but in most cases for some specific reason. Till one sunny afternoon when I decided to hang out and somehow found myself on Oborishte street. At this moment I felt like I was there for the first time. Walking and absorbing the beauty of the buildings, the scent of the trees and the smiling faces of people sitting at the small tables of neat restaurants on the sidewalks. I continued walking and thought to myself how could I have missed the beauty of this street till now?

Oboriste street is famous for its many historic houses of prominent persons of Bulgarian society. It is also home to some administrative buildings like the French Embassy. There are plenty of small shops and restaurants all over the street, all very beautiful. Also, not to forget, there’s the recently renovated park named “The doctor’s’ garden” which makes the area really stunning.

The beginning of Oborishte street starts just at the back of one of the most visited sites in Sofia – St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral but it is still not so popular, so if you want to escape the beaten path head down Oborishte and enjoy the calmness of this fabulous street.

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Details about this spot



Oborishte 1 Str., Sofia

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)