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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  • there s nothing interesting to see. We stayed there for no more than 15 min. It was completly empty, we were the only people inside. 
  • Nowadays one of the highlights of Sofia. Another must-see or must-visit in town, opposite the presidential palace. Plenty of treasures from all times. Take your time to visit the museum: it's worth it...  more »
  • Not very impressed with artifacts and descriptions. Expected more display to reflect history of the country.