Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

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Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

As an institution, the Sofia University came into existence on October 1st 1888 when Prof. Ivan Shishmanov started teaching history and philology. 

The foundations of Sofia University’s present-day central edifice were laid on 30 June 1924.

 

The main building was initially designed by the French architect Henri Bréançon, who had won a competition for the purpose in 1907.

The plans were developed by Nikola Lazarov and revised by Yordan Milanov, who also directed the construction, but died before the official opening on 16 December 1934.

The construction of the main building and the library was worth BGN 77 500 000. The wings of the building were built later – 1941-1985 – by architect L. Konstantinov. The interior is baroque architecture influenced by the late French Renaissance.

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