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National Art Gallery

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Address: 1 Knyaz Battenberg Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 980 33 20

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Beautiful gallery with amazing pieces...

Beautiful gallery with amazing pieces...well worth a visit, take at least 2 hours to wander around. Recommend on a rainy day!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gallery with amazing pieces...well worth a visit, take at least 2 hours to wander around. Recommend on a rainy day!

Thank Travelling_LindaG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

lovely gallery space now housing temporary exhibitions. Permanent Bulgarian collection now at National Gallery Square 500. so-so shop & like other Bulgarian museums no café onsite

Thank Andrew L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Shameful that the only Bulgarian palace is in such condition. A few millions were given from the budget for the renovation but the position who was supposed to do it instead took them..after all why give them to a public palace if one can have a palace of their own?! A tacky one for sure, but good taste and money... More 

Thank Nikoleta B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The visit ti this gallery offers you to see paintings from Bulgarian painters but you will also benefit from the beauty of the architecture (inside and outside)

Thank Phil31Toulouse
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a great art gallery in Sofia you must visit. I did enjoy every minute here. There are lots of pictures presenting daily life in Bulgaria. Must visit when in Sofia.

Thank Aragorn65
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We always make a point of visiting the local art gallery wherever we are. We found this was large spacious well laid out. I would suggest you don't try to ' do it all' as it is over 3 floors and a huge building. You could spend quite a lot of time here but after 2 hours lunch called! Some... More 

Thank jarrowlass2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very cheap, and worth having a look. Good info in English. There was one Bulgarian artist who stood out - what was his name? Georgi Velchev. PlacMonceau, Paris.

Thank Marc M
St Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is hands down one of the prettiest art galleries. The interior is beautiful, for 6 leia you get three different parts. So happy to see both modern and older art. Even if you dont like art - GO !!! You may learn about Albanian women who live life as man. It's not just paintings, it's also photography, two movies,... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Probably the largest gallery in Sofia and a very worth visiting place. ~ Paintings from different countries / continents. ~ A lot of history is hidden in these paintings as plenty of them reflect the time they were created. ~ The gallery has videos. ~ Map available at the entrance. ~ Easy to find. ~ The building is huge and... More 

Thank MariosNosios
Darmstadt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

There were only a handful of quality paintings. The presentation is uninspiring. I would give this a skip, except that f you happen to be walking by.

Thank Schalk_DE

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