The west gate of Sofia

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  • The west gate of Sofia is declared a historical and cultural value of national importance. It is located between the streets George Washington, Knyaz Boris I, Pirotska and Todor Aleksandrov Blvd. It is accessible for visits after a large project for conservation, restoration, exhibition and public works. Its research began in 1974 by a team of the History Museum of Sofia headed by Magdalina Stancheva. At this stage, are recovered a part of the western fortress wall, the north gate tower, parts of a main ancient street, a northwest angular triangular tower, an antique canal, buildings inside the fortified city, and fragments of a mosaic of an impressive building in The northeastern part. Archaeological artefacts on the site are from the 2nd to the 15th century. The archaeological park is to be explored in the eastern direction. The landscaping and development of the site allow the preserved gate of the Serdica fortress to host various cultural associations. The western gate of Sofia remembers the footsteps of Roman emperor. Constantine the Great when called Sofia – „Мy Rome“.

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