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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  • I argue that this place is cool. You can see a lot of artifacts and objects related to the history of Bulgaria.  more »
  • The National Institute of Archaeology Museum was my favourite museum in Sofia. It has an excellent collection of prehistoric artefacts. The displays are well considered and informative.  more »
  • The National Archeological Museum is in the very heart of Sofia. One can start at the Prehistoric Hall and move in time, from some striking Bronze Age treasures to later antiquity. Trace, Greece and R...  more »