National Museum of Natural History, Sofia

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Reputed to be the largest of its kind in the Balkans, National Museum of Natural History holds a substantial collection of preserved animals, minerals, and scientific information. The collection consists of over 400 mammals, 1,200 bird species, and hundreds of thousands of invertebrates. In addition, it preserves samples of nearly one-quarter of all known mineral species. Here you can see a bear standing on two legs and a tiger roaring. Observe numerous fossils and read information about each specimen. Walk around 15 halls spread throughout four floors, and explore nature up close. To avoid heavy traffic in the area, use public transportation to get here. Add National Museum of Natural History to your Sofia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sofia trip itinerary builder website .
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  • I have visited the museum multiple times. In fact, that was my favourite museum as a child because it gave me the possibility to see animals I had only read about. Unfortunately, taxidermy is very out...  more »
  • Interesting Museum with four floors, rich in different specimens. Very cheap price, only €2.50 per adult. I recommend it.
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  • I enjoyed this museum. I liked the old fashioned nature of the museum. lots of exhibits, some of the taxidermy was pretty good, others were pretty bad but kind of curious. interesting and I learned a ...  more »
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  • I was there with my family, and we loved it. We will visit it again soon! It is a good place for kids to visit as well!
  • Great museum to go with kids to get to know animals. Good collection, nice presentation, low price. Most important - absolutely amazing for the little ones.
  • Lovely place. Large collections of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and many others, arranged in 4 floor building.
  • NIce collection of minerals! Realistic animals too!
  • They have a really large collection of animals and they are all beautifully displayed.

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