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National Art Gallery, Sofia

(3.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Art Gallery and many more Sofia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sofia vacation route planner.
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  • I liked this smallish collection of Bulgarian art. Lots of stairs and I did not see an elevator. Enjoy. 
  • There is great confusion on trip advisor about this - as it is currently pinned incorrectly _but improvement suggestion submitted). Actually in the former Royal Palace at bul. "Tsar Osvoboditel" 1. So...  more »
  • On the ground floor, there is an exhibition of drawings made by children. Just to see if we have time.
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  • Beautiful gallery with very good paintings inside. The building is ex King's palace.
  • Beautiful building with alot of history in it.
  • Great, beautiful place.
  • Great.interesting architecture.worth a visit
  • The former Tzar Palace now part of the National Art Museum is a fantastic building.