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The gallery contains both old masters and Bulgarian art. The latter we found to be the more interesting. The two paintings that are stuck in my mind are of a barefoot Bulgarian peasant woman suckling her child before she goes back to driving her ox...More
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
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
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
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?)
At least they could have added explanation about the rooms, and pictures from...More
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
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