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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 isn't large, an outdoor garden with statues and one room. There are 12 statues of Lenin, a couple of busts of Marx and posters and portraits of socialist leaders and the proletariat. Exhortation to...  more »
  • Visit PIN. Forty years of Bulgarian history in a secluded place, on the outskirts of the city, but you need to visit. Impressive statues of Lenin; Che receives the visitor at the beginning of the garden where lie the statues.
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  • interesting art displayed with comments, a must see for all that are intrigued by the period. i absolutely recommend watching the movie showing.