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Museum of Socialist Art

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Museum of Socialist Art

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Sofia is filled with famous monuments from Bulgaria’s communist era, but there are also many secluded places that are easy to miss on your own. Ensure you see the recognizable and hidden sights, and learn about their backstories on this walking tour. Exploring by foot grants you access to place inaccessible by traditional tour vehicles. Plus, discover the realities of daily life under Bulgaria’s 1946-1989 government from a guide—insight you wouldn’t get if sightseeing independently.
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Jeff K wrote a review Jan 2020
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1,179 contributions1,999 helpful votes
We stopped here two days ago. There’s no charge to see the various statues that are interesting and worthwhile. You can also pay 6 lev to see a propaganda film that is pretty good but runs a little long. The museum was temporarily closed. Not sure why or for how long. Note that it can be tough to find via GPS. Our taxi driver struggled to find it but got us within a block and we eventually found the entrance.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Leonardo L wrote a review Dec 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria159 contributions31 helpful votes
For a guy coming from western europe such museum and the arts inside are something very interesting and out of the ordinary. from the big statue in the yard outside and the propaganda paintings and manifestos inside, this museum, even if small, is a must in town
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Date of experience: November 2019
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R@do wrote a review Nov 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions2 helpful votes
Very interesting and well composed exposition of historical and art samples. The museum also organized thematically weeks.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Giant Mutant Robot wrote a review Oct 2019
23 contributions12 helpful votes
I love this kind of history. The monuments in the back are small, especially when compared to "Memento Park" in Hungary (which is a must see). The video which has English subtitles was one of the best parts. It has vintage propaganda newsreels of Bulgaria during its communist days. There is a lacking amount of artwork for a museum of this name and type. You do get vintage propaganda posters from the area, saluting Stalin,and even China. This could be great if they got at least 3 times as much art. As it stands this art gallery had around maybe 20 paintings total. Worth seeing if you're a fan and in the area, but this would be lower hanging fruit for any travel itinierary.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Guest wrote a review Oct 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria45 contributions4 helpful votes
The film in the ticket center is fascinating and exhibits in the building change and are varying in interest, but the sculpture garden of the museum is the real attraction.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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