The National Palace of Culture
The National Palace of Culture is a multifunctional complex – a synthesis of modern architecture and plastic arts. Magnificent spaces are spiritualized by more than one hundred works of monumental painting, sculpture, woodcarving, tapestry, metalworking and other genres. Here is the centre of the cultural life of the capital, as well as the most prestigious congress and conference business, business and political events place. There are excellent conditions that meet the most stringent international requirements for professional conduct of prestigious events. Over the time, the National Palace of Culture has become a natural attraction for local residents and visitors of the capital, and the silhouette of the Palace in front of the Vitosha mountain is emblematic. The halls of the National Palace of Culture have welcomed the unique performances of famous artists such as Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Alexis Weissenberg, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Riccardo Muti, Dame Montserrat Caballé, Katia Ricciarelli, Mirela Freni, Vesselina Katzarova, Darina Takova, Anna Tomova – Sintova , Gena Dimitrova, Emil Chakarov, Emil Tabakov, Yuri Bashmet, Nigel Kennedy, Emir Kusturica, and many others. Each year, there is a New Year’s music festival, created by maestro Emil Chakarov in 1986. The wonderful Bulgarian Voices of Vesselina Katsarova, Kaludi Kaludov, Krassimir Stoyanov, Tsvetelina Vassileva, Ina Kuncheva, Boyko Tsvetanov, Julian Konstantinov, Orlin Atanasov, Rumen Doykov, Lachezar Pravchev, Emil Ivanov, as well as the greatest orchestras of the best conductors – Emil Tabakov, Rossen Milanov, Metodi Matakiev, Nayden Todorov could be enjoyed on the big stage. Apart from these significant events in the cultural tradition of the National Palace of Culture, school groups and community centers from “Triaditza” Quarter are performing within the framework of the traditional “Festival of Children’s Games”, “Salon of Arts”, “Christmas New Year Festival”, as well as artistic evenings and book performances are held.