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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. 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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  • The exhibition on the ground level was a joke. The first floor was stripped of most paintings and sculptures, the big hall was just empty. The attitude of the guards was appalling, just barking to sho...  more »
  • Same Folk Museum building and the entrance is the same, but each separate ticket counter tickets purchased to see the exhibition.
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  • nice place with specialized fine art exhibitions and with the National ethnografic museum located there too, so one can combine fine art with ethnoart in one 1-2 hour visit  more »