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National Museum of History

ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
+359 2 955 4280
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The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts – Thracian gold and silver, pottery, icons, art & jewelry, mosaics – it tells the story of the European civilization from the dawn of times to the modernity. With focus on the 1300 years history of the Bulgarian state, the museum is a must-see attraction to visit while in Sofia. Closed on national holidays - 1 Jan, 24, 25 Dec.
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ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618, Bulgaria
+359 2 955 4280
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is well worth a visit. Beware little English spoken. Displays sometimes in English. Lovely little café selling drinks and ice creams

Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. The exhibitions leads you from a distant past up to present day with tons of artefacts and displays guiding you through Bulgarian history. Very interesting.

Thank PeterB64
Reviewed 1 week ago

This vast structure stands alone in a sprawling green with a backdrop of the mountain, a metal gate with a long walk up to the museum entrance. The inside is equally dramatic. I don't know which I was impressed with, the building with its ornate...More

Thank Neko_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really like to see the great span of Bulgarian history from 7000 BC until now. The gold treasures are definitely worth seeing as well as the large collection of folk costumes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible selection of exhibits in a lovely setting. There is a nice, friendly outdoor coffee shop.

Thank MCannock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a bit far from the city center but justifies the trip with what you learn about the History of Bulgaria. The Thracian treasure is magnificent. The building is also very interesting and the location is fantastic, have a coffee overlooking the mountains.

Thank MEAFaro
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Outstanding architecture..we couldn't believe the design of this museum! It runs through the prehistory of Thrake to the modern history of Bulgaria. Very educative, with archaeological, historical and laographic documents, items and art. It was a disappointment learning that this "palace" was the residence of...More

Thank Xara P
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

A 70ies communist party building refurbished to stunning museum covering in a very organised way Bulgarian history from pre- Thracian times via Greek and Roman times and the Bulgarian kings to the Ottoman Empire. Unheard of early treasures Cavan be seen, hardly any visitors. A...More

Thank HendricusPraha
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Nice museum to learn about Bulgarian history . The building itself is amazing and the history is preserved very well inside . friendly staff , nice exhibit . We only had troubles to get there , as the taxi driver didn't know english ... even...More

Thank Rolf P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Oh my goodness this place is a wonder to behold. It is situated outside of all the main attractions and could so easily be missed but it is a gem. Once the royal palace I believe the building harks back to roman architecture, If you...More

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