“St. St. Cyril and Methodius” National Library
Do you know the wonderful feeling of holding a book from paper in your hands? Breathe the smell of ink? In the National Library, which bears the names of the Slavic first teachers - the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, which founder the Cyrillic alphabet, there are over 7 million titles. Those titles are from all over the world. And they are in all language. The library, founded on 17 June 1879, was located in two different buildings, destroyed during the Anglo-American bombing over Sofia in 1944. Rebuilt and opened in 1953, today the National Library is the largest public repository of books in Bulgaria. Behind the Library is a Doctor’s Garden Park, in front of it - the National Academy of Arts, and next to it - the Sofia University, a metro station and bus stops, restaurants and galleries. If you need a book, a magazine or just interesting information – The National Library is your place.