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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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This place is appropriate for children and adults. There are many things to see and learn for Bulgarian history. There is a garden, well maintained. It's interesting.

Thank emiviktorov
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The place is very big and marvelous. In it you can see the history of the Bulgarian land since the dawn of humanity till modern times. The museum is very well organized and all the staff speaks very good English. It is the perfect place...More

Thank Natalija K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Very well organized and has a lot to see. Much of the artifacts were uncovered through out the country as so much has taken place here over the centuries.

Thank 476donc
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This museum is housed in a quite new building which well situated outside the city and equipped with a large parking lot. Accessability is much better than for similar musea usually located in the city center (in other cities I visisted). The museum itself is...More

Thank IWNoordergraaf
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The building is amazing itself, a relic of the Communist era. The wood joinery and cdecoration is amazing. There is a good coverage of Pre 20th century Bulgaria back to ancient times. Most was explained in English . I dont recall which other languages. we...More

Thank Jude5353
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