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Venue & Accessibility

Venue & Accessibility

National Palace of Culture

The EANS2024 Congress will be held at the National Palace of Culture, an exceptional conference center in the very center of Sofia, Bulgaria.

The National Palace of Culture is a Bulgarian landmark, with hundreds of prestigious events taking place there each year. It is located in the most central area of Sofia, in very close proximity with the metro station and other transportation options.

This impressive landmark was built in 1981 in celebration of the 1300th anniversary of the Bulgarian state. More than 10,000 tons of steel were used for the construction of the NDK, surpassing the Eiffel Tower by 3,000 tons.

The idea for the construction of this true contemporary castle comes from the former Bulgarian first-lady Lyudmila Zhivkova, daughter of the communist politician and leader of the former People’s Republic of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov. The project was worked out by a team of Bulgarian and foreign architects, led by Alexander Barov. The landscaping of Bulgaria Square in front of the National Palace of Culture was made by another team of architects and landscape engineers, led by Atanas Agura.

The congress center has a wide variety of technical equipment at its disposal to host different types of events, such as concerts, conferences, exhibitions and shows. It has an area of 123,000 m² on eight floors and three underground levels. The National Palace of Culture has 13 halls and 15,000 m² of exhibition area, a trade center, and a car park.

How to get to the National Palace of Culture from the Sofia Airport

By Metro or Bus

The venue is located at 12km from Sofia International airport. The airport is easily connected to the city center via bus or metro.
More information is provided on the following website:

The following bus lines stop at the NDK: 72, 76, 94, 204, 604.

The closest metro station is ‘NDK‘.

By Taxi

Taxis are quite affordable in Bulgaria. A ride from the Sofia Airport to the National Palace of Culture costs approximately 7-10 EUR (20 Bulgarian Lev).

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