National Museum of Military History, Sofia

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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. Use our Sofia trip builder to arrange your visit to National Museum of Military History and other attractions in Sofia.
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  • For someone like me who loves history, this is a temple at the entrance you will find planes and tanks. Upon entering, paying 6 euro ticket, you'll make another meal of planes and missiles. Then, as you enter the main building, you will begin a path that starts from the 19th century and which finishes today. ATTENTION: the Museum is located far from the Centre, if the taxi driver does not activate the meter can trim uma rip off. ..
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  • This museum is wonderful and exciting for any military or not it is very cultural but going very well!
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  • Amazing very educational historic military museum. Outside you can see planes, tanks and rockets, inside there are beautiful uniforms and medals. I enjoyed the visit.  more »
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  • Nice to visit if want to see War History. The National Military History Museum in Sofia is a military, research and cultural-educational institute, administratively subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. The museum has the status of a national institution of Bulgaria.
  • Huge place, many thematically arranged expositions. At least 2-3 hours of time to check it out. At least. The outside yard is full of different t war machines, dating from different centuries and WW 1 or WW 2 armies. There are monthly and seasonal exhubitions which means that there will always be something new to see throughout the year. Make sure to ask for headphones with English language explanation, sometimes and for certain exhibitions they might be available. There are some parts of the museum which are representing real war situations, with loud shooting and military music at certain spots of the exhibition. My personal favourite is the top floor of the museum with the medals and special ornaments and prizes from each country in Europe and many others.
  • Probably the best museum in Sofia. Of a grand scale with many different things to look at all with comprehensive descriptions. The tanks/helicopters/planes etc are very interesting. Only thing I would say is that there is absolutely nowhere to buy a drink or some food (was definitely needed after the LONG walk from Sofia as there are no metro stations nearby)
  • Inside you will find many relics and artifacts of Bulgarian. There are displays starting in around the 11th century but the main focus starts in the 19th century. The displays house many uniforms, medals, guns, swords and such. No photos were permitted. Outside there is a large collection of tanks, artillery, planes and missiles. I enjoyed the experience but there was a lot of reading. Fortunately most of the displays are also in English.
  • Its a fantastic and amazing museum to go if you are into guns, weapons and armour etc. You can probably spend half a day in the museum to look and understand through thoroughly of all the history of the past war Bulgaria have been thru. All the exhibits are well preserved and being displayed. But do take not not photography it's allow in the museum. But you are allow to take photo of the tanks, planes and other heavy military vehicles that are displayed outside. There's information in both English and Bulgarian in the museum. If you are a student entrance fees is only 2 leva. But remember to bring ur student ID along.

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