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National Museum of Military History, Sofia

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Military Museum Museum
At National Museum of Military History, learn about the victories, the glory, and the heroism of the Bulgarian military. Over nearly 100 years, the museum has collected almost a million items related to Bulgarian and European military history. Browse through weaponry, rebel flags, uniforms, insignia, medals of honor, and an impressive collection of Soviet-made military hardware. See dioramas of Bulgarian military participation in the two World Wars and in other military campaigns up to the present day. Keep an eye out for weapons from the imperial collections of Prince Alexander I of Battenberg, Tsar Ferdinand, and Tsar Boris III. The facility includes a library and a computer center. Add National Museum of Military History to your Sofia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sofia vacation builder.
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  • There are many uniforms, photos, weapons, tanks, aircrafts, helicopters and etc. The building have 3 floors of history and historical artefacts. Perfect for children. The yard is enormous full of war ...  more »
  • cute, to visit if you have more than two days in Sofia. There are several planes and tanks of the Bulgarian army.
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  • Go to this Museum! Is a huge open space where you can enter freely where they parked a lot of military equipment used by the Bulgarian army! There are various MIG mobile telecommunication systems! You can safely avoid coming within the party indoors for a fee! Go there in good weather
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  • Tanks, big guns, howitzers, lots of howitzers, and some aircrafts, mainly Migs. Very interesting place, an open air museum of military vehicles used by Bulgaria, most of them produced in Germany or USSR. The indoors section covers Bulgaria's history, main battles fought through the ages. Some of it is translated in English. A must go and see!
  • If you are into old Military models from the IIWW and old Bulgarian machines this will be a very interesting place for you. BUT there are a lot of problems - there is no parking (you need to park to the near Mall), the infrastructure to the Museum is very bad and if you are going with kids or with bycikle you probably will face a lot of problems.
  • Wonderful museum with a lot of interesting things and a nice collection of military vehicles. Stuff is nice and helpful.
  • Nice museum, worth losing some time there. CONS:No shade at all.
  • Very interesting museum, low price and a great part of the exposition is translated to english. Just the vehicules in the entrance by themselves are worth the watch!

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