Swimming Pool is one of the art places that I really enjoy visiting in Sofia. It won’t be a lie if I tell you that sometimes people go there more for the place and the amazing view than for the exhibition or performance.
The thing that makes Swimming Pool such an attractive place is that it is an old apartment with a couple of rooms located on the roof floor and has a terrace with a swimming pool. Sounds like a bohemian spot, right?
The place was built in 1939 and most of the buildings in the centre of Sofia were destroyed after WWII so it is real luck to have another example of pre-war architecture.
Now the apartment hosts contemporary art and invites us to enjoy the roof view of the heart of Sofia. The terrace has a couple of levels so be sure to check them all and make some photos while having a drink.
Important: Swimming Pool is closed between the exhibitions and can’t be visited.
So please first check their Facebook or site to see whether there is an event going on.
Also the entrance is free on the first and last day of exhibition (and on the rest it’s paid for).