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Museum of Socialist Art

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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...more
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7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if it's called "museum of socialist art" there's no museum, no art and, most importantly, no socialism. There's only one room in which you'll find only a few pictures inspired by american pop art. The only things worth seeing are the monuments in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stefano P
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Worth seeing is this kitsch little collection of Brutal Soviet statues and propaganda posters. Entrance is cheap and you can pick up a couple of nice old posters to take home with you...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LuisSilveiro
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

This museum was only a short 3 or 4 stops on the very efficient and cheap Metro system from most points of Central Sofia. The introductory video itself is worth the small entrance fee for the 'perfect' glimpse into life during the Soviet regime. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank weegies1968
Reviewed November 13, 2018

if you come by car, you will be lucky if you can find a parking. be careful not to park on the side of the street, because the city towing company is really busy towing wrongfully parked vehicles. Traffic police is right across the road,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The Museum of Socialist Art has a spectacular garden where statues from all over Sofia have been gathered. However, it’s extremely difficult to find, being really in the middle of nowhere with no signposting whatsoever. Don’t bother paying to go inside, it’s extremely small and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 343cian_
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We visited this museum after going on a guided communist tour. We got a taxi here and even the taxi driver was not sure where it was! A pleasant hour or so looking at the sculptures however the poster exhibits could do with a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 4ZZZZs
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This not so easy to find museum shows a nice collection of communist statues, that lack a bit of explanation, and a collection of posters criticising the communist era. I would have expected many 'real' communist posters instead, although I really liked the posters shown,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristof V
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

This is very well planned museum area.You need about an hour here. You will see it on your tour of the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed October 19, 2018

For a start this place is quite hard to find. You need to walk north west from Dimitrov station on the east side of the road, downhill until you see Costa coffee then turn right. The entrance is on the right just after the shopping...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GreyNomad27
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The metro station is a 8 min walk away. Try to go to this off the beaten track as it’s really interesting. You see the statues from the era of communism -including the ‘ruby’ star (glass) and massive Lenin where now the gilded Sofia graces...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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