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National Art Gallery

19 Fevralya St., 1 | St Alexander Nevski Sqr, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
980 33 20
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19 Fevralya St., 1 | St Alexander Nevski Sqr, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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"former royal palace"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"golden fleece"
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"marble fireplaces"
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"no flash"
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"beautiful building"
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"gift shop"
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"ticket office"
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"collection"
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"sculptures"
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"heritage"
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"alexander"
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"bulgaria"
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

So we found ourselves outside of the impressive ex royal palace that is the "national art gallery." as we got ready to go in , the security guard pressed his face against the glass to check us out ..and barely got out of the way...More

1  Thank Psmyle
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Golden Fleece temporary exhibition well worth the hassle when visiting here! The ticketing is odd!!!

Thank ersatzs66
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Well if you're bored it might be interesting. If you're in Sofia for only a couple of days, don't even waste your time, there's nothing much to see, the collection is very limited. The archeological museum is a far better option. The building itself is...More

1  Thank Darya V
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I'm really surprised by the number of 'poor' TA ratings this place gets! I thought it was excellent, particularly the [temporary] exhibition, 'The Golden Fleece - The Quest of the Argonauts' [16 March - 10 June 2018]! The contemporary art was certainly far better than...More

2  Thank starlightShanghai
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I might be wrong , but I think that there were a lot more and a lot better paintings before. Seems like everything is gone ( maybe to a new museum?) Disappointing. At least they could have added explanation about the rooms, and pictures from...More

Thank Theodora C
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I supposed I can't compare it to the Louvre or Hermitage but still, have a little bit more substance. Though what did I expect for two euros? Yes, on Thursdays they offer a special rate. That's probably all its worth and if you have some...More

1  Thank jonjk808
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

You have a choice when entering the building of visiting either the National Art Gallery or the Ethnocentrism museum. We took the Art option. Although the building is grand, the paintings were 50% monasteries/churches/mosques which has only a limited interest (there are a few memorable...More

1  Thank Jason W
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I was taken there together with the colleagues I was visiting, The place is not bad, I enjoy art in whatever form it comes. Nothing too impressive but good to see some Bulgarian art pieces

Thank KennedySimon
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

When you see the magnificence of the building and realise that it is the National Art Gallery, you may be forgiven for thinking that you are in for a treat. Having walked in, the ticket sales were unclear to me, i was about to ascend...More

1  Thank dooper
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The art collection here is extremely limited. There are a few oils showing important scenes from Bulgarian history, and these were very interesting. But most of the collection consists of period engraving copies of French masters. Nice to see, but not necessarily worth the trip....More

1  Thank Ralph D
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