Patriarch Evtimiy Square

Patriarch Evtimiy Square  (Bulgarian: площад “Патриарх Евтимий”, ploshtad “Patriarh Evtimiy”), more popularly known as Popa (Попа, “The Priest”), is a small urban square and a busy intersection in the centre of Sofia. The square was named after Evtimiy of Tarnovo, Patriarch of Bulgaria from 1375 to 1393 and one of the most important figures of medieval Bulgaria; a monument to Evtimiy by sculptor Marko Markov has adorned the square since 1939.

Patriarch Evtimiy Square is located at the crossing of the car-free Graf Ignatiev Street, Vasil Levski Boulevard and Patriarch Evtimiy Boulevard, which branches off Vasil Levski at the square. Due to its central location, it is a very popular meeting point. The Odeon Cinema lies in the western part of the square and the Bulgartabac headquarters lie to the south of it.