Coordinates: 42°41′26″N 23°19′38″E / 42.69056°N 23.32722°E Sredets (Bulgarian: Средец [srɛˈdɛt͡s]) is a district located in the very centre of the capital Sofia. As of 2006[update] it has 41,000 inhabitants. The district has an area of around 300 hectares or 3 km2.
Its borders follow Sitnyakovo Boulevard, Yavorov Alley to the east; Dragan Tsankov Boulevard, Evlogi Georgiev Boulevard to the south and south-west; Fridtjof Nansen Street, Vitosha Boulevard to the west; Dondukov Boulevard, Moskovska Str, Shipka Str, Khan Omurtag Str to the north.
There are many green spaces and gardens. Sredets also includes the northernmost parts of Borisova gradina Park. Two of the most emblematic football stadiums in Bulgaria are located among the pleasant alleys of the park: Vasil Levski National Stadium where the Bulgaria national football team plays its home matches and the venue of Bulgaria's most successful football team CSKA Sofia, Balgarska Armiya Stadium.
There are 7 schools and 4 kindergartens.
The district occupies some areas of the ancient city. There are extensive remains of the Roman town under the contemporary edifices and many more have been excavated during different construction works. Remains of the city walls and towers can be observed in some underpasses as well as one of the oldest churches in the Balkan Peninsula, Sv. Georgi in the yard of the Ministry of Education.
- National Assembly
- National Museum of Natural History
- National Art Gallery
- Sofia Art Gallery
- Sofia University
- Ivan Vazov National Theatre
- Theatre of the Army
- Theatre of Satire
- "Tear and laugh" Theatre
- Youth Theatre
- Theatre 199
- Bulgaria Hall
- Monument to the Tsar Liberator
- Grand Hotel Sofia
- ^ "District Mayors". Sofia Municipality. Archived from the original on 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2009-12-26.