National Art Gallery, Sofia

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In the former royal palace of Bulgaria, National Art Gallery features a striking interior that serves as artwork itself in addition to the 50,000 objects it displays. Built in 1882, this chateauesque building is filled with lavish quarters, sparkling white ballrooms, and neo-Baroque adornments. A walk through the hallways reveals stone fireplaces and blood-red furniture. Take in the country's largest collection of medieval paintings, National Revival art, thousands of prominent icons, and numerous other paintings and sculptures. Look for Vladimir Dimitrov's famous portrait of a lady harvester. Before you head to Sofia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sofia holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Sofia has to offer, including National Art Gallery.
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  • I supposed I can't compare it to the Louvre or Hermitage but still, have a little bit more substance. Though what did I expect for two euros? Yes, on Thursdays they offer a special rate. That's probab...  more »
  • Really bad, ok that the cost is negligible (2 lev apiece if you are students like us) but if I had to pay 5 lev to see 2 paintings in cross many of them naked or photographs raffiuguranti not worth it. Unlike what was written in the reviews not the ticket is also valid for the Ethnographic Museum (we visited anyway)
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  • You have a choice when entering the building of visiting either the National Art Gallery or the Ethnocentrism museum. We took the Art option. Although the building is grand, the paintings were 50% mon...  more »
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