Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Boulevard

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Coordinates: 42°41′53.43″N 23°19′45.54″E / 42.6981750°N 23.3293167°E / 42.6981750; 23.3293167

View of Aleksandar Dondukov boulevard.

Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Boulevard (Bulgarian: Булевард Княз Александър Дондуков), shortly referred to as Dondukov, is an important central boulevard in Sofia. It is named after the Russian general and statesman Alexander Dondukov-Korsakov. It lies between the TZUM and the Chavdar bridge. It crosses several other major streets such as the Vasil Levski Boulevard and Georgi Rakovski Street.

History[edit]

Before the Liberation of Bulgaria it was a small muddy street. It was given its current name in 1881. In 1901 one of the first tram lines in the city were constructed on the street. The boulevard became a market street with a number of shops. After the world wars the boulevard's appearance changed significantly. New buildings were constructed on the place of the old two-floor edifices and the number of shops increased dramatically.

Sights[edit]

Northern side:

Southern side

  • Presidency (№2)
  • Former Party house - now offices for the deputies.
  • Youth Theatre Nikolay Binev
  • National Opera