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The Red Flat, Sofia

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  • I really enjoyed it and well worth adding to your list of things to do. Slightly different museum, you can look around the flat while you are listening to the audio. I would personally have a lot... 
    I really enjoyed it and well worth adding to your list of things to do. Slightly different museum, you can look around the flat while you are listening to the audio. I would personally have a lot...  more »
  • This place is advertised on the website as being open right now. Google says it’s open, too. Nobody in the neighborhood knows what or where it is. Here I am, wandering the streets, looking for a... 
    This place is advertised on the website as being open right now. Google says it’s open, too. Nobody in the neighborhood knows what or where it is. Here I am, wandering the streets, looking for a...  more »
  • This was one of my favourite ever museum experiences. Fascinating museum demonstrating life in communist Bulgaria. Able to explore freely and engage with many of the items - the school reports were... 
    This was one of my favourite ever museum experiences. Fascinating museum demonstrating life in communist Bulgaria. Able to explore freely and engage with many of the items - the school reports were...  more »
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  • This is a time travel to the communist Bulgaria in the 80s. Small, very simple but one of the most successful museums I ever visited. It makes you live the experience. They allow you to touch and feel anything inside the flat. They have also amazingly detailed audio tour that is quite long, which will explain in meticulous details most of the objects inside the house. The lasy who works there is unbelievably helpful and friendly. I enjoyed my trip big time. Thank you so much
  • The experience is incredible, and you can absolutely touch, read, and play with everything. There's no interdiction or anything alike whatsoever. There are books, newspapers, and products from the 40-80s, which is sensational. I recommend visiting this place. Good to know : You will be provided with a headset and an mp3 player to guide you along the 1h30-long visit. Could've been better : Explaining how the mp3 plays works, and how it fits the visit. For all the people who are about to visit the red flat : The mp3 contains 40 pieces of audio, and each and every audio corresponds to one of the 40 points to visit in the flat. The audio is in English / other languages if needed. Last : The mp3 player has 5 buttons, the two lower control the volume, the two upper enable to go to the previous / next track, and the round button on the front is to play / pause. Last thing : Although the experience in itself was absolutely wow, I felt that it was too crowded. Having ~10 people at the same time in such a small place is very inconvenient.
  • Very unique experience with a lot of detail in the audio tour provided. The tour talks through the life of an average 3 person family that would have resided in the apartment. It allows you to really picture what life would have been like for the family. Truly stepping into a time machine. Two small critiques. 1) During our visit it got a bit packed in the apartment. Understandably this was likely during peak time. 2) Length. It was jam packed with detail which for personally I enjoyed, but others in our group found it a bit lengthy as a result. Perhaps if there was a shorter more condensed (15mins) version with a lower price, and also a lengthier(current) version.
  • Beautiful atypical museum near the city center. You can travel in the past and enjoy the detailed audio tour. I suggest to arrive early in the morning ( as soon as the museum opens) so you're alone. The visit takes approximately 1,30/2 hours, and it's really worth it
  • Visiting the red flat is an unique experience and i would suggest you visit it. Although the ticket is a little bit expensive from other museums, is worth visiting it. You can see a bulgarian house in the 80s, take pictures of it and touch all the objects( books, furnitures, you can even wear the clothes).

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