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National Art Gallery

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Address: 19 Fevralya St., 1 | St Alexander Nevski Sqr, Sofia, Bulgaria
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980 33 20
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Sofia Evening Panoramic Tour and Bulgarian Dinner Included
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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 16 November 2016
Travelling_LindaG
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is great confusion on trip advisor about this - as it is currently pinned incorrectly _but improvement suggestion submitted). Actually in the former Royal Palace at bul. "Tsar Osvoboditel" 1. So this is not the much better 'National Gallery - Square 500' (Квадрат 500) to which most of the former contents of this gallery have been moved. It is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The National is a bit rundown...Didn't like that much....not so interesting...I'd pass on that. They house a very poor collection and the gallery needs a lot of refurbishment.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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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

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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 

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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)

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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.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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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 

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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.

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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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