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Museum of Socialist Art

7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia, 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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“communist era” (25 reviews)
7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 9800093
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This museum is a bit out of the town so we decided to do it on the way to the airport. The nearest metro station is on the same line so it made sense. A but tricky to find but don't let the guards outside...More

Thank Olly_Mayhew
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Am so glad to visit this little gem of a museum which showcases sculptures and artwork highlighting the power and human sacrifice of Socialism, some of which were very moving. I especially enjoyed the many sculptures of Lenin and Georgi Dimitrov, the first Communist leader...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It is quite a bit out of the city and difficult to get to. In addition, it is pricey enough and although quite interesting not really worth it.

Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 4 September 2017

From the outside, pretty cool, lots of bizarre and interesting statues and heads. Inside a bit average, with various art works (paintings) mainly of people getting executed - which seems like an overtly simplistic view of the periods art

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This museum is very easy to get to using the metro. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the metro station G.M. Dimitrov. The museum consists of three parts. There is an outdoor area containing a number of communist statutes. These are interesting and...More

Thank Richard_466
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The museum of Socialist Art is way out of the city centre. We walked there through beautiful woods from Vitosha BLVD, and it took well over an hour, and got the metro home in 20 mins for 1.60lv. On arrival we found it difficult to...More

Thank jjjk896
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The statues outside are quite interesting and can be seen without paying. The museum in interesting on a cultural point of view, but I am not really sensitive to that type of art. Only a few pieces caught my eye. It's mostly paintings, so if...More

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Firstly, it's not well signposted. We used Google Maps to get us to the vicinity, but everything around looked like industrial buildings, with deserted security checkposts. Eventually we plucked up the courage to investigate the checkpost, to see if there was a way to attract...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Most of the communist statues were relocated to this museum. The courtyard has dozens of statues of important communist people such as Lenin. There is a small entry fee (I believe it was 6 Leva). It isnt a huge museum but you could easily spend...More

Thank kemsa51
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the museum. There are a load of statues outside the musesum - almost like a grave yard which is fitting given the fall of the eastern bloc. The propaganda film was interesting and so was the art inside.

Thank John C
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