The Swimming Pool is one of the art venues that I truly enjoy visiting in Sofia. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that people often go there more for the ambiance and the amazing view than for the exhibition or performance.
What makes the Swimming Pool such an attractive place is that it is an old apartment with a couple of rooms located on the top floor and has a terrace with a swimming pool. Sounds like a bohemian spot, right? The place was built in 1939, and considering that most of the buildings in the center of Sofia were destroyed after WWII, having such an example of pre-war architecture is a stroke of luck.
Now, the apartment hosts contemporary art and invites us to enjoy the rooftop view of the heart of Sofia. The terrace has a couple of levels, so be sure to explore them all and capture some photos while having a drink.
Important note: The Swimming Pool is closed between exhibitions and cannot be visited. Therefore, please check their Facebook or website to see whether an event is going on.
Also, the entrance is free on the first and last day of the exhibition (and on other days, it is paid).