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The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences covers the complete study of the culture of tribes and peoples who have occupied present day Bulgaria from the remote past until the 18th century. The Museum of...more
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Sofia has a lot of historical interest and this museum does a good job of presenting it. There is plenty to see and very cheap entrance. It is also centrally located within walking distance of other places of interest.
Could have spent all day here. The collection is jaw dropping, the amount of gold is staggering. All the exhibits have numbers and then at the bottom of each glass case the numbers are explained. Really excellent. The lay out is beautifully done and this...More
Unfortunately, it would seem that many of Bulgaria's treasures were palmed by the Soviet Union, so you won't see anything spectacular, but some of the seasonal exhibitions are really quite good. We got to see the photographic works of Nadar. Check before you go.
The museum is located in an ancient mosque. It is not huge but contains some stunning artifacts, in particular Thracian golden masks, objects and jewelry. There are also beautiful roman sculptures and beautiful byzantine frescoes. The terrace of the restaurant outside the museum is very...More