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Earth and Man National Museum

bul.Cherni vrah 4, Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
+359 2 865 6639
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So much things to see

We have been amazed by all this marvelous minerals and rocks, the collection is incredible and... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
A must if interested in crystals

Set in a quiet park, with admission at 4 lev (discount for pensioners) this museum has a really... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Burnley, United Kingdom
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  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
20 Aug 2017
“So much things to see”
18 Jul 2017
“A must if interested in crystals”
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bul.Cherni vrah 4, Sofia 1421, Bulgaria
+359 2 865 6639
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We have been amazed by all this marvelous minerals and rocks, the collection is incredible and every piece is stunning by herself. One of the most interesting and beautiful museum I have seen! And it's almost free, if you are in Sofia, my advice is...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Set in a quiet park, with admission at 4 lev (discount for pensioners) this museum has a really great collection of gemstones, some incredibly large but all labelled in English and Bulgarian. One aisle devoted to uses of minerals. The museum also has a small...More

Thank DavidJHopcroft
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It place is gloomy and the lights were dim. The exhibits have not been updated and it has practically nothing written in english. Dusty and not maintained at all.

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It seems like someone forgot this huge building somewhere in the 1970s . Dirty, dusty, disorganized and it seems like they mostly use it for events as a rent-a-hall. VERY SAD!!! Don't bother going there.

Thank ShalomMK
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Only knew of museum by being told - the title "Museum of earth and man" is misleading. It is worth a visit if only to view the vast collection of amethyst, quartz as well as most obscure minerals and semi-precious stones. There is a small...More

Thank simmosu
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Located near NDK (NPC - National Palace of Culture), this Museum has a curios name, that I can only explain with the exhibition on the second floor where is the effect on peoples progress and usage of different minerals, otherwise it should have been called...More

Thank Dimitar P
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The collection of stones is not the best in the world but very good though. Very badly (or not) illuminated in this sovjet style museum that others would call "old charm" perhaps.

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This museum has an amazing collection of huge crystals. All the displays are in Bulgarian, so I didn't really learn anything, but loved it anyway. Shame they don't have a gift shop selling little polished stones to,take home.

Thank John R
Reviewed 15 March 2013

There are thousands of exhibits, but little labeling in English. There are a few posters presumably advising how the crystals were formed and where on earth they can be found however none of these are in English - a shame.

3  Thank Superhoopa
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Every kind of mineral known to man on display, along with some giant crystals.

1  Thank Janelle S
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