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Izgrev (district of Sofia)

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Izgrev, situated in Sofia, is a distinctive neighborhood with borders encompassing the Dianabad district, the Iztok district, and the scenic Boris Garden, while being separated from the East by Dragan Tsankov Boulevard.

Earning the moniker “nomenclature neighborhood,” Izgrev gained prominence in the late 1970s when residential blocks were erected to house artists, writers, and personalities from radio and television. During this period, it became an integral part of the “Chervena Zvezda” municipality.

The neighborhood hosts several diplomatic missions, including the embassies of Russia, Germany, Mongolia, and Vietnam, adding an international character to its residential fabric.

Cultural richness defines Izgrev, with notable landmarks like the garden containing the grave of Petar Danov and the woodcarving house of master Racho Angelov. Furthermore, the house-museums of artists Dechko Uzunov and Iliya Petrov grace the neighborhood, alongside residences belonging to artists Nikola Mirchev and Alexander Stamenov.

Izgrev boasts convenient transportation options, including bus services such as No. 120 and 413. The “Joliot Curie” metro station, operational since May 8, 2009, enhances connectivity with metro lines M1 and M4, facilitating smooth commuting for residents and visitors alike.

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