A giant snail is climbing up the hill
Sofia day trips – the Profligate Snail house is in fact a 5-storey building shaped like a snail. It goes up the hill in the district of Simeonovo, in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia. The architect, who doesn’t like to be known, definitely had a great vision. Or we can easily call him an eccentric. How can one design a building which has the shape of a snail!?
A little information for you, our guests, when you are having our Sofia day trips and you like to see the snail home; do not try to touch the snail’s horns. First, it’s quite dangerous to climb up there and second – even if you touch them, they don’t go in.
An eccentric architect’s masterpiece in Sofia day trips
The architect of that interesting house didn’t want to be known so we will simply call him the ‘architect of the snail house’. He started to build the house at the end of the ‘80s. It did take a decade to finish it. The architect of the snail house had also designed the golf courses in Japan and France. He had as well worked over the Palace of the Emir of Kuwait.
I am sure that even the workers involved in the construction of the building didn’t have any idea about the snail while they were building it.
Why snail? Why he chose this particular place? We simply don’t know.
What we know is this is the success of the architect. He might have had a pet snail when he was a child. Or he might have also been attracted by the calmness of the snail. We leave it to your imagination to find the answers to all the Why? questions.
For the construction of the house only high quality lightweight and environmentally friendly materials had been used. There are no straight walls, corners and edges. It is also said that there is no brick used for the construction.
When you go to the rear of the building, you can also see butterflies on its back.