Museum of Socialist Art, Sofia

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See a giant statue of Lenin and a red star that topped the Socialist party headquarters at Museum of Socialist Art. One of the newest museums in Sofia, this institution collects, preserves, and exhibits art created between 1944 and 1989. The museum houses excellent examples of 20th-century modern art and Socialist Realist art. You can watch documentaries and old propaganda films from the socialist era or study the museum's 77 monumental sculptures and 60 paintings. Smaller pieces reveal a gentler side to socialist ideals. The museum also has a large sculpture park, exhibition hall, and video room. Plan a Sofia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The museum gathered dismantled monuments mainly Lenin but also other "important" of those times. There are also sculptures of people working. Inside the museum, a film is displayed, actually chronicles those times.
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  • The museum is a little bit off the main tourist trail, nevertheless worth a visit. We enjoyed looked at the outside statues etc, as well as the exhibition  more »
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  • Found this place fascinating. All the old statues of Lenin etc. which have been removed from public view plus the big red star from the palace of culture. Best modern exhibit was a Windows screen saver with an old street scene from the seventies with a box saying "Do you want to delete all of your history before 1989 ?"
  • A small museum. Nice statue garden with relics of the socialist era. The museum itself has a big gallery of modern art about it. It's nice for a couple of hours. Would recommend to go if in the area
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