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National Art Gallery, Sofia

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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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  • A big palace in the center of the city of sofia very near to the national theatre and its garden with attractive architecture 
    A big palace in the center of the city of sofia very near to the national theatre and its garden with attractive architecture  more »
  • There were one or two pieces I liked whilst the rest were pretty boring to me. I don't think it's worth visiting at all. 
    There were one or two pieces I liked whilst the rest were pretty boring to me. I don't think it's worth visiting at all.  more »
  • Although I never ventured into the National Art Gallery I did walk around the Royal Garden area that surrounds this beautiful building and I must say I was impressed with the architecture and... 
    Although I never ventured into the National Art Gallery I did walk around the Royal Garden area that surrounds this beautiful building and I must say I was impressed with the architecture and...  more »

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