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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 […]

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Doctors Monument

Doctors Monument (Doctors Garden, Oborishte and San Stefano Streets, Sofia) – this monument was built and dedicated to medics who died in the Russian-Turkish War of 1878. Located behind the National Library and opposite the Sofia University in a beautiful garden park where there are archaeological remains of the necropolis, located here or around parliament.  […]

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Church of St. Sofia

Church of St. Sofia (Ploshtaf Aleksander Nevsky, Sofia) — The early Byzantine Church of St Sophia was built in the 6th century on the place of an ancient Roman theatre and several earlier churches. During the Second Bulgarian Empire the structure served as the cathedral of the city but was later converted to a mosque […]

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Boyana Church

Boyana Church (1-3 Boyansko Ezero Street, Sofia) — The Boyana Church, in the eponymous Sofia suburb at the foot of Mt. Vitosha, is one of the few complete and perfectly preserved mediaeval monuments testifying to the significant contribution of Bulgarian monumental painting to European culture in the Middle Ages.  Admission:  10 BGN.  Hours:  9:30 am […]

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Bells Monument

Bells Monument (Vitosha Mountain, Sofia) — The Bells monument is situated 14 km eastwards from the center of Sofia at the foot of Vitosha Mountain.  This was initially built in 1979 to celebrate the World Children initiative by UNESCO.  It was originally thought to hold a children’s festival only in 1979, but due to the […]