National Art GalleryCurrently Closed
- Address: i, ploshtad "Knyaz Aleksandar I" 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +359-29800093
- Ticket Price: 6 BGN
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museums, Art Gallery, Library, Tourist Center, Exhibition
This is Bulgaria’s most important collection of art. It begins right from the 4th century, with many religious icons, and continues on to the Age of Bulgarian Revival in the 18th and 19th centuries. There’s also a large contemporary and modern art collection of paintings, graphics, and sculptures. The masterpieces of some of Bulgaria’s greatest artists - Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora (The Master), Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, Sirak Skitnik, Nikola Raynov – are some of the most popular items in the museum. Also check out the library, which has about 6500 issues on art.
- Free for students and disabled.
- Subway Red line : Serdika or Sofia University stop
- Bus lines 9, 94, 280, 306 : Sofia University stop
- Trolley bus line 9 : St. Alexander Nevski Square stop
- Trolley bus lines 1, 2, 4, 11 : Sofia University stop
- Tramway line 20 : National Opera stop
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49.22% of people who visit Sofia include National Art Gallery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
43.33% of people start their National Art Gallery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Art Gallery
52.59% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Art Gallery
The permanent exhibition was definitely not worth it... The paintings seemed very old fashioned, without any interest and many of them were quite artless in my opinion.... Nevertheless, the temporary exhibition on Chinese contemporary art and Portuguese photography was quite satisfactory.
One of the central points of Sofia.It was the building of the former royal family of Bulgaria. The collection of contemporary art and foreign painters is very poor. There are many works of Bulgarian Renaissance artists (end of 18' century). In its collection included more than four thousand icons (unfortunately at my last visit this department was closed). There is temporary exhibition that is ok.
The gallery on the opposite side of the park was much cheaper to get in and had a proper exhibition as well. I'm sorry to say but this is not worth a visit. Was arelly good visit! :D
One of my favorite places in the city. Not only is the building beautifully preserved in the form of a gallery (this is the former royal palace) but the exhibitions are always worth the time. Rarely crowded and can be visited within about 1- 1 1/2 hours- not too big and tiring but of the highest quality.
The collection is small and limited in scope but I quite enjoyed it, especially as a tourist. On display when I visited was a private collection of Bulgarian artists like Stoyan Venev. There was also a contemporary Chinese exhibit which was quite lovely and included accomplished artists like Yu Runde. There is an anthropology exhibit in the same building which required a different ticket that I did not see.