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Museum of Socialist Art

7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
+359 9800093
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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres), where 80 works of monumental sculpture are exhibited at present; and an exhibition hall (550 square metres), designed for works of easel art. There is also a video hall, where archival and documentary films related to the socialist era are projected. The souvenir shop offers authentic items, books and postcards as well as contemporary items. The sculptural area will be supplemented and enriched, while the expositions in the interior part will be periodically updated. Thereby, it will be possible to show different perspectives and diverse curatorial interpretations of the Socialist period in Bulgarian fine arts.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“red star” (24 reviews)
“video room” (11 reviews)
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7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
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+359 9800093
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"red star"
in 24 reviews
"sculpture garden"
in 18 reviews
"video room"
in 11 reviews
"propaganda posters"
in 8 reviews
"bit hard to find"
in 5 reviews
"traffic police"
in 4 reviews
"costa coffee"
in 7 reviews
"communist leaders"
in 6 reviews
"indoor area"
in 3 reviews
"interesting film"
in 3 reviews
"numerous statues"
in 3 reviews
"english subtitles"
in 5 reviews
"turn right"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"metro station"
in 14 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 4 reviews
"iron curtain"
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This museum has a lot of interesting paintings and sculptures, with the paintings is explanation written which I found interesting.

Thank christajd
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The video was interesting, but the paintings were a bit lacking in information. The highlight of this small museum is the sculpture garden. It is very much worth it for the garden.

Thank Aredmond110
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The museum is far from the city centre. Once in the museum, I enjoyed the visit but I was expecting much more. Perhaps a guided visit would provide more information for understanding this art and its history

Thank Laura T
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The video you can view at the start is nice and shows Bulgarian Soviet propaganda, which is quite interesting. The room with paintings has quite some accompanying information, but I can't say the same for the statues. Although some of them are nice, I'd liked...More

Thank 250milanv
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I would recommend visit to this museum first of all to the people who have never experienced what communism is. It's hard to imagine many things unless you see them and (somehow) experience them. The museum could serve as a vaccine, especially in the era...More

Thank Kostyantyn_V
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

i was expecting some history museum with information and artifacts from the Communist era, but it turned out to be a boring art museum with little interest. The sculpture garden, though, is worth a visit; plenty of all Lenins and other remains.

Thank ITQ
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We were the only tourists visiting this museum during winter. The outdoors part is filled with soviet sculptures and monuments and since there was snow, the place was very unique The indoors is much less interesting

Thank shadylau
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Bit of a trek to get here, or else we went the wrong way. Great video at the start and a lovely little gift shop. Garden with all the statues was very good and the art gallery was ok. Not that big overall and I...More

1  Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This museum contains artworks which were removed from their original location because they were related to the communist era and regime. In the garden of the museum there are about 80 sculptures and within the building there are additional sculptures, paintings and documents. Due to...More

1  Thank Marco_Polo499
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Third museum of this sort that I have visited and this one was the best. Large collection of statues and paintings. Friendly English speaking staff. Videos subtitled. Art with English descriptions. A little hard to find but it was an adventure for the taxi driver...More

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