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Best things to do in Sofia

Art Gallery
“National Art Gallery exhibits one the best masterpieces from Bulgarian artists”
23 locals recommend
History Museum
“This one is a little bit further away from the city center, but totally worth the visit. It’s also where you’ll find some of Bulgaria’s most impressive golden treasures”
26 locals recommend
Garden
“Museum with a real-life retro tram (actually half of it, but you can still enter and feel what it was to ride it a century ago) and king’s carriage.”
22 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Small but nice, to see about the ancient animals and plants, the largest fossil you can see is about 1,50 m :) ”
8 locals recommend
Museum
“The emblematic building of the Central Mineral Bath is now Museum for the History of Sofia. You can easily see it through the big bedroom window.”
9 locals recommend
History Museum
“The museum of military history teaches you about the military ways of Bulgaria, from the dawn of ages to now, the museum building is surrounded by a park where are exposed hundreds of Soviets military vehicles, take your camera with you !”
8 locals recommend
Museum
“The oldest museum in Bulgaria, the museum of the archaeological institute has been in its present location the ‘Bujuk (Big) Mosque’ since 1899. Its collection includes treasures, coins and pre-historical monuments from Bulgarian soil through Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Well-displayed with Bulgarian and English captions. The highlights include the Valchitran gold treasure from the 14 century BC and the original floor mosaic from St. Sofia Church.”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“This modernist concrete block, originally a casino till 1944, became the home of the City Gallery in the 1970s, although the gallery itself was founded in1928 and was first known as The City Museum. The permanent collection consists of predominantly 20th century paintings and sculptures by Bulgarian artists, many of which have been donated to the gallery, but there are frequent visiting exhibitions. The gallery often hosts musical recitals and avant-garde events. A small area at the entrance sells postcards, posters and books about Bulgarian art.”
3 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Walk the whole south park until you reach the Earth and Man National Museum. After that visit NDK”
4 locals recommend
Science Museum
“One of the best museums for kids worldwide. Essential visit if you are in Sofia with kids! You have a direct metro connection to it : take the metro from station "Opalchenska" and get off at station "G.M. Dimitrov". ”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum consists of two parts, a sculpture garden in the yard behind and a portrait gallery of famous and important Communist leaders. Both are quite interesting for those trying to imagine life in Communist Bulgaria.Visit this on a sunny day, the outdoor part with statues is amazing if you like communist art (powerful). Working hours 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Tuesday - Sunday PRICE 6 leva per visitor”
6 locals recommend
Museum
“The best museum in Sofia! Amazing gold collections from the 4 most famous Thracian treasures from the country.”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“Situated right in front of the Presidency, this is for all interested in learning much more about the remote past of our lands”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bulgaria’s best-loved author, Ivan Vazov (1850–1921), lived at this house, now a museum , from 1895 until his death.”
2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Former royal residence with a park. The park is now open for public (ticket at the entrance) only Saturdays and Sundays. In the other days the park and the building are used mostly for shooting movies, TV series and music videos. There is a public bus to the park from Eagles' Bridge.”
2 locals recommend