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Museum of Socialist Art, Sofia
(3.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The place is outside, but not hard to find (metro Dimitrov). In the garden you can see the statues of the Communist era and the famous red star that stood on the building of the party in Sofia (now replaced by the flag of Bulgaria). Inside a vintage video on Communist propaganda and an exhibition of paintings on the subject. Be seen to reflect and remember.
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  • The museum is divided into 3 parts, a room showing video footage of life in Bulgaria during communist times, which I found very interesting. Then a room with art work of Lenin, Stalin and Georgi Dimit...  more »
  • You could be the sorrow of the people trapped in many of the statues and paintings in the area. The place itself was a little tricky to find, it's right next to a shopping center where just 30 meters ...  more »