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  • Address: 1 19th February Street at St Alexander Nevsky Square, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: 6 lev, camera 10 lev

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National Gallery for Foreign Art Tours

The National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia is the only museum of its kind in the Balkans, focusing on non-Bulgarian art. Covering 3200 square meters and four floors of what was once the Royal Printing Office, the gallery’s exhibits are spread throughout 19 rooms. Much of the gallery is arranged geographically, with separate sections for art from India, Japan, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. The Indian collection includes Indian miniatures and religious sculptures, the highlights of which are rare 16th century figures of Christian saints from Goa. The Japanese collection focused on Japanese woodblock printing, while the African collection includes numerous religious sculptures and masks, including many from Benin, Ghana and Dogon Country.

An expansive European art collection includes masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Picasso and Renoir and fine art from the 15th to 20th centuries, the oldest work of which is the Baptism of Christ, painted by del Verrocchio in the 15th century.

Practical Info

The National Gallery of Art is located on St Alexander Nevsky Square in central Sofia. While it is within easy walking distance of many Sofia hotels, to get there from further afield, take the Metro to Sofia University or trolley number 11 to the Vasil Levski Monument. Admission is free the last Monday of each month.

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Full-Day Sofia Tour: Boyana Church, National History Museum, Banya Bashi Mosque

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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.13
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Sofia 2-Hour Walking Tour

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Merge yourself with the crowds to see the beauty of the Bulgarian capital Sofia in a quick and professional manner.

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Sofia Walking Tour

Explore the historical heart of Sofia by foot on a 2-hour private tour, learning about the city’s ancient, medieval, and modern history from a private guide. ...  Read more

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private City Tour of Sofia

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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Pokémon GO Private Tour of Sofia, Sofia, City Tours
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Pokémon GO Private Tour of Sofia

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Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
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