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Museum of Socialist Art

7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
+359 9800093
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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres), where 80 works of monumental sculpture are exhibited at present; and an exhibition hall (550 square metres), designed for works of easel art. There is also a video hall, where archival and documentary films related to the socialist era are projected. The souvenir shop offers authentic items, books and postcards as well as contemporary items. The sculptural area will be supplemented and enriched, while the expositions in the interior part will be periodically updated. Thereby, it will be possible to show different perspectives and diverse curatorial interpretations of the Socialist period in Bulgarian fine arts.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
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"sculpture garden"
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"video room"
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"indoor area"
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"propaganda video"
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"traffic police"
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"costa coffee"
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"communist leaders"
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"bit hard to find"
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"numerous statues"
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"english subtitles"
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"turn right"
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"gift shop"
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"well worth the effort"
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"metro station"
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"iron curtain"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum consists of three parts. There is a garden filled with the monuments which were erected in Bulgaria in the times of socialism. Then there is a documentary film shown to explain the history of socialism in Bulgaria and how and the monuments from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Socialism is two parts. The outdoor sculptures are all communist era pieces that were once all around the city. After the fall of communism, they were removed and this garden museum is now their final resting place. The people do not want...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is broken into three; there is the sculptures outside, which are vast and almost haunting. Then there is a video which is in the same building as the shop - the video is about half an hour and shows Bulgaria's political history in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is really a sculpture garden ... It is other-wordly, truly, for Westerners who lived through the Cold War. Here are some tips: 1) Read up on Bulgarian Communists so you know who you are looking at ... There are signs in English, but...More

Thank Ginny W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected much more, but its just a garden of communist statues and a 35 minute film. I would have thought there would be much more to offer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totalitarian iconography is seldom illustrated on such a scale : the garden comprises a stunning collection of statues representing the gods and semi-gods of the Communist pantheon : Lenin, Dimitrov... In the indoor area, you can watch a film about Communist propaganda : don't skip...More

Thank severus75
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Located well outside of the center (I took a cab from Boyana Church, which was expensive; alternative is to take Metro to nearby station and then sort through the rather industrial neighborhood to find the not-very-well-sign-posted museum), the museum has an interesting sculpture garden of...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum with two friends who are a lot more interested in both art and communism than myself, however all three of us left thinking the journey to visit this slightly non-central attraction was well worth it. The museum itself is situated in...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

The statues outside were interesting, but I think they could've selected better materials for the video presented inside.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Firstly you have to find the museum! Underground to G Dimitrov then go in the direction of the petrol station. Cross the dual carriageway and walk straight ahead for approx. 200 metres on right hand side of the road until you come to a Costa...More

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