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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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  • Definitely it's worth visiting. It's not that difficult to find as other reviews suggest - guys, googlemap exists!! Just get the underground from the center and stop at Dimitrov. Easy walk from there....  more »
  • Good to see a part of Bulgarian history. In the garden there are numerous statues of leaders of the Communist phase and within the museum itself you can see pictures and more information. I was struck that in the garden there is not a single statue of Stalin, but inside the Museum there is pictures on it. It is a good way to dive in the 20th century of Bulgaria.
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  • In this museum are collected the most emblematic monuments of the near bulgarian past. It is easy to reach by Metro (Juliot Curie station) . They even play a short movie about the comunism in Bulgaria...  more »