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National Palace of Culture

National Palace of Culture (1 Bulgaria Square, Sofia) — The National Palace of Culture (NPC) abbreviated in Bulgarian as NDK is the largest multifunctional congress, conference, convention and exhibition center in Southeastern Europe.  The NPC contains 15 multifunctional halls, 55 premises for meetings, with total capacity of more than 8,000 seats and more than 15,000 […]

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National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History (1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia) — 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.  s the only national institution […]

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National Museum of Military History

National Museum of Military History (92 Cherkovna Street, Sofia) – this 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 […]

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National History Museum

National History Museum (16 Vitoshko lale Street, Sofia) — founded in 1973, the National Museum of History in Sofia contains more than 680,000 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 […]

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National Gallery for Foreign Art

National Gallery for Foreign Art (#1, 19 February Street, Sofia) — the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia is the only one of its kind in the Balkans. The Gallery holds over 10,000 museum items – graphic works, paintings, sculptures, fine arts.I  The Gallery is unique with the character of its collection – the […]

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National Art Gallery

National Art Gallery (1 Alexander I Square, Sofia) – locally known as “the Bulgarian Louvre”, 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.  Admission:   6 […]

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National Academy of Art

National Academy of Art (1 Shipka Street, Sofia) — today the former Drawing School is called National Academy of Art, which till this very day is still considered to be the most prestigious Bulgarian institution for training professional artists in the field of fine and applied arts, design, conservation and restoration and history and theory […]

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Museum of Sofia University

Museum of Sofia University (15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia) — The St. Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia (or Sofia University) is the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria, founded on 1 October 1888. The university’s edifice was constructed between 1924 and 1934 with the financial support of the brothers Evlogi Georgiev and Hristo Georgiev, […]

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Monument of Bulgarian Volunteers

Monument of Bulgarian Volunteers (Aleksander Nevsky Square, Sofia) — The monument of the Bulgarian volunteer units (so called “opulchentsi”) who fought with the Russian Army against Ottoman Turkey in the Bulgarian Liberation War of 1877-78 is located behind the Military Club. It is a seven-meter high bronze monument – a copy of the famous painting […]

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East Gate of Serdica Ruins

East Gate of Serdica Ruins (2 Dondukov Blvd., Sofia) — In the underpass between the Council of Ministers and the Presidency go downstairs and you will see the remains from the East Gate of Serdica. Here you will walk on an original Roman street, covered by large stone plates. According to the archeologists the street […]