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19 Fevralya St., 1 | St Alexander Nevski Sqr, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good local art gallery. If you like art you must visit.The building is of beautiful architectural design.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Bulgarian art, not famous to most visitors, learn a lot new, paintings of a lot of the places you can visit now, which make it interesting for an artist to see what they may have seen.

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Thank DrTomShelley
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
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank ersatzs66
Reviewed 27 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
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
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
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
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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