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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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  • To get to the Museum, take the red line subway, exit at "G.M. Dimitrov". Once outside, walk towards the city centre following the same underground tunnel (you will not go wrong) and cross the street, keeping to the right. The first is Ulitsa Lachezar Stanchev: continue until you see a star on the right (that's the Museum!) After a Socialist propaganda film the Museum continues outside (with several statues saved from demolition/leaving) and inside (with always propaganda paintings) overall interesting
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  • Located on the outskirts of the city, is easily accessible from the Centre by metro: Dimitrov! The Museum is half outdoors and indoors! The outdoors, free, consists of statues obviously depicting Communist leaders gathered throughout Bulgaria; the indoor part costs three euros: after viewing a propaganda film of Communist Bulgaria you can admire paintings and busts of the era of the regime! For fans of the genre worth it!
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  • Great exhibition of statues and paintings from Bulgaria's communist era. There's also a short dokumentary showing old propaganda news of socialist progress. I would have loved a little more contextual...  more »