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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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  • It is a very good option keep the monuments of the Socialist past, I personally liked and proved very interesting to see so much material together. Recommended to lovers of history.
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  • Visit this on a sunny day, the outdoor part with statues is amazing if you like communist art (powerful), the indoor exhibition with paintings is not that exciting.  more »
  • The sculpture garden or rather sculpture graveyard is absolutely fabulous. The story of the Red Star adds some extra flavour. Inside, it's mainly about the big boys: Engels, Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Di...  more »