This is the main square of Varna and the historical heart of the city since the Liberation in 1878. Nowadays it is where the building of the Drama Theatre is located and it is the beginning of the central pedestrian area. "Nezavisimost" Square is located between "Shopen" Str., "Preslav" Str. and the Regional Court.
Brief historical facts:
- In 1878 "Nezavisimost" Square was called "Musalla" as it was in the vicinity of the old Muslim cemetery;
- After the Liberation the square was called "Preslavski" on the name of "Preslav" street;
- In honour of the country's independence in 1908 it was renamed to "Nezavisimost" Square;
- In 1952 it is renamed to "9th September" in honour of the date marking the beginning of the Communist regime in Bulgaria;
- In 1992 the square gets back its former name "Nezavisimost";
- In the period of 1912-1932 the Drama Theatre was built on the square;
- In 1960 the area of the City Fountain was designed;
- During excavation works ruins of a Roman fortified wall were discovered.