National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia

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At National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. Plan to visit National Institute of Archaeology with Museum during your Sofia vacation using our convenient Sofia trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you're interested in Thracian, Greek, Roman and Slavic history (and the influence of these cultures in the Balkans), or you want to get acquainted with it, then this is definitely the place to visi...  more »
  • There is a lot to look at here in the spacious, stunning and remarkable building it doesn't look like much from the outside but there is so much too look at inside, with its spacial design it is pleas...  more »
  • It's not very big, but you do have magnificent pieces, especially those from the Thracian period. It has banks well-placed to rest from time to time. The State of conservation of the entire sample is excellent.
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