National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia

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At National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. To visit National Institute of Archaeology with Museum on your holiday in Sofia, and find out what else Sofia has to offer, use our Sofia trip builder website .
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  • A wide array of cultural and historical exhibits... Make sure you have your cameras ready and take your time to enjoy this visit. Ticket price is affordable and well wort it.  more »
  • It is an archaeological museum just in front of the presidential office. The building was originally a mosque and is now a museum. There is a large stairwell and a room around the stairwell. The first floor was related to the Roman ruins, and the second floor was a lot of Christian-related frescoes. There is a iron fence in front of the room only the Treasure Hall of the third floor, and security is a little tight feeling. The golden mask here was great.
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