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Museum of Socialist Art, Sofia

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See a giant statue of Lenin and a red star that topped the Socialist party headquarters at Museum of Socialist Art. One of the newest museums in Sofia, this institution collects, preserves, and exhibits art created between 1944 and 1989. The museum houses excellent examples of 20th-century modern art and Socialist Realist art. You can watch documentaries and old propaganda films from the socialist era or study the museum's 77 monumental sculptures and 60 paintings. Smaller pieces reveal a gentler side to socialist ideals. The museum also has a large sculpture park, exhibition hall, and video room. Use our Sofia vacation generator to arrange your visit to Museum of Socialist Art and other attractions in Sofia.
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Set yourself up for easy and convenient access to Sofia's historical core and its most popular tourist sites by staying in an upscale hotel in the city center. While you'll find some hotels on the main boulevard, look for modern hotels off the main streets to keep costs lower. Staying outside the center in the outlying neighborhoods means you'll need to use public transportation, but the network is extensive and accommodation prices farther out are lower. For a real budget-friendly option, consider staying in a hostel; the city boasts a wide array of these, many of which include breakfast.
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  • It's a few metro stops outside of the city and not the easiest place to find due to a lack of signs but head south and to the right you should see some statues. Once we found it we asked 2 men who we ...  more »
  • The far location from the city centre and it's nearly hidden spot beneath the shadow of business buildings makes it quit easy to miss, especially if you don't summon help from the locals. The garden i...  more »
  • This museum has an interesting collection of Socialist statues that were once located around the city. There is also an art gallery of socialist related paintings. The statues are all outside so it's ...  more »