The Archaeological Park “West Gate of Sofia” will be officially opened for visitors to the celebration of the Bulgarian Culture and Literature May 24th. The ceremony will start at 12:30 and will include demonstrations of antique equipment. The entrance to the city’s gate will be on the side of Kniaz Boris I Street.
The archaeological site 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.The western gate is also declared for a historical and cultural value of national importance.
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 artifacts 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“ ьха угех ге visited Serdika stayed close to the West gate.