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Museums in Sofia and Galleries in Sofia

Museums & Galleries in Sofia

This is the biggest museums & galleries list with all museums in Sofia and all galleries worth seeing here. Take a look at our museum & galleries collection and decide which ones you want to see live.

 

National History Museum (Bulgaria)

Founded in 1973, the National Museum of History in Sofia contains more than 650,000 exhibits and is one of the largest history museums on the Balkans. The aim of the museum is to provide a comprehensive view on Bulgarian history from the prehistory to present, in as broad an European context as possible.

Location: South Region (Boyana)
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National Gallery for Foreign Art

The National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia is the only one of its kind in the Balkans. It posseses an unique collection of Christian sculpture of the Indian province of Goa which can be found only in Great Britain and Portugal. Here is the Poetic Reality collection which no other museum has, etc.

Location: Downtown (East)
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National Museum of Military History

The National Museum of Military History (NMMH) is a state museum, which is a structure of the Ministry of Defense (respectively the Ministry of War and the Ministry of National Defense). The museum has existed under various names and subordinate to various institutions since 1 August 1914 (in practice since 4 July 1916). It investigates, preserves, processes scientifically and popularizes cultural valuables connected with the national and European military history.

Location: East Region
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National Art Gallery - Sofia Attractions
 

National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery houses over 50,000 pieces of Bulgarian art. It is located on Battenberg Square in the capital city of Sofia, occupying most of the historic and imposing edifice of the former royal palace of Bulgaria.

Location: Downtown (East)
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Institute of Archaeology & Museum

The Museum of Archaeology hosts the most numerous collections in Bulgaria and its exhibitions reveal it as one of the most important centers in the country for promotion of the cultural heritage of present day Bulgaria. Its academic and museum potential turns NIAM-BAS into the biggest research archaeological unit in southeast Europe.

Location: Downtown (West)
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Sofia Art Gallery (City Gallery)

The Sofia Art Ggallery is a museum with longstanding traditions. Its role is to present the facts of Bulgarian cultural history in an analytical and modern way and to actively intervene in art developments by original and impressive projects.

Location: Downtown (East)
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Alexander Nevsky Crypt Icon museum

In the construction of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral they planned the ground floor be a tomb for the Bulgarian kings. But none of the kigs was buried there. Therefore in 1965 the space under the church was converted into a branch of art National Art Gallery for Orthodox art .

Location: Downtown (East)
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Art Street Samuil

There is a quiet street in Sofia that hosts many art galleries and museums. The place has attracted many artists and business owners and formed a community of people who really care about art. This is one of the places that you really must see if you would like to buy some paintings, sculptures and art. Even if you are not planning to buy it is still a place that you might find the place interesting to see.

Location: Downtown (West)
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Earth and Man National Museum

The Earth and Man National Museum is one of the biggest mineralogical museums in the world. It was found on December 30th 1985 and welcomed its first visitors in June 19th 1987.

Location: Downtown (South)
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National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History (NMNHS) has a history of more than one hundred and twenty years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula

Location: Downtown (East)
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National Ethnographic Museum

National Ethnographic Museum is housed in the premises of the former Royal Palace, a remarkable building in the center of Sofia from the end of the 19th century – a monument of culture. The purpose of the National Ethnographic Museum is to collect, preserve and expose everything connected to the Bulgarian ethno cultural wealth.

Location: Downtown (East)
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