National Museum of History, Sofia

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Discover 8,000 years of Bulgaria's natural history at National Museum of History. The museum features 650,000 objects connected to archaeology, fine art, history, and ethnography. The building looks more like a communist palace than a museum, as it is a former governmental residence. Explore a rich collection of stone columns and antique and medieval monuments in the museum's courtyard. The 500 years of rule by the Ottoman Empire are covered in two displays. Climb to the third floor to see the hall of traditional clothes. Most descriptions are in both Bulgarian and English. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of History and many more Sofia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sofia trip planner.
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  • If you are going to visit the snack church, you can get close to this museum which has some very old interesting pieces
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  • I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. The artifacts are stunning! It is not overwhelming with too many artifacts to appreciate, but tastefully displayed in uncrowded conditions that can be enjoyed an...  more »
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  • Interior is fascinating with a great mix of public and private collections (although you have to ask how these private collectors amassed their collections). Worth a visit just to see the Panagyurishte Treasure (either real or replica). The exterior and grounds are a little tired but are also worth a look. Recommended.
  • The most interesting place in Sofia. I discovered the rich archeological heritage from this land. Amazing!!!
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