At the end of Vitoshka, after you crossed Patriarch Evtimiy Boulevard, you will see the lanes to the brightest symbol of Sofia - a modern building with fountains in the main city center, oriented towards Vitosha Mountain. The National Palace of Culture is the best congress center in the world - on eight floors with four panoramic terraces and three underground levels, twelve multifunctional halls, a press club, restaurants. NDK hosts over 300 events annually: international congresses, political forums, business conferences, scientific symposiums, music and film festivals, concerts, etc. On 1978, the first sod was made and began a tireless work on the project to be completed on the occasion of the celebration of the 1300th Bulgarian state Anniversary. The palace has a height of 51 meters and its unfolded area is 9 000 sq.m. The sign of the palace - stylized bronze sun, from which rays come - grain classes, is the work of Bulgarian sculptor Georgi Chapkanov.