The Idea of NDK

In the mid 70's the power came to a decision, that Bulgaria needs a huge culture centre. Soonly after, they established a deadline for the construction - the celebration of 1300 years of Bulgaria.

Constructing NDK

The construction of the complex continues only 3 years (1979-1981). In its fundaments are inserted 10 000 tones of steel.

The Opening

The official opening of NDK took place on 31th of March 1981 for the celebration of 1 300 years of Bulgaria.


Logo, facade, symbolic creatures of art and their authors.

Significant guests

Significant performers; artists or conductors of concerts; exhibitions and spectacles in the first 35 years of NDK