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Museum of Socialist Art

7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
+359 9800093
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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres), where 80 works of monumental sculpture are exhibited at present; and an exhibition hall (550 square metres), designed for works of easel art. There is also a video hall, where archival and documentary films related to the socialist era are projected. The souvenir shop offers authentic items, books and postcards as well as contemporary items. The sculptural area will be supplemented and enriched, while the expositions in the interior part will be periodically updated. Thereby, it will be possible to show different perspectives and diverse curatorial interpretations of the Socialist period in Bulgarian fine arts.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“video room” (11 reviews)
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7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria
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+359 9800093
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"red star"
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"sculpture garden"
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"video room"
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"propaganda posters"
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"bit hard to find"
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"traffic police"
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"costa coffee"
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"communist leaders"
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"indoor area"
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"interesting film"
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"numerous statues"
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"english subtitles"
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"turn right"
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"gift shop"
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"metro station"
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"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The statues outside were interesting, but I think they could've selected better materials for the video presented inside.

Thank Petrin K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly you have to find the museum! Underground to G Dimitrov then go in the direction of the petrol station. Cross the dual carriageway and walk straight ahead for approx. 200 metres on right hand side of the road until you come to a Costa...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating museum (once you’ve managed to locate it). The statues in the garden make for a visually impressive and rather different sight. And they’re historic (including the huge soviet red star that found its final final resting place). Inside the video presentation and the paintings...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I'm fascinated by the Communist era, so visiting this museum while we're in Sofia was a must. It's a bit off the tourist trail, but easy enough to find. Take the slick, efficient Metro to G M Dimitrov station and then walk north along the...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

As a previous reviewer said this place is not easy to find. It isnt fat grom Dimitrov metro station but I’d hidden behind buildings. Still when you do find it you have found a gem if you are i interested in Soviet statuary. At only...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The museum closed early for Liberation Day but all of the statues, red star and giant Lenin are easily viewable from the road as they are outside the museum!

Thank Julia A
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

If you want to see esthetics of communism and "renaissance" visit this place. Not so many stuff to see but still it is interesting.

Thank Marijana K
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This museum has a lot of interesting paintings and sculptures, with the paintings is explanation written which I found interesting.

Thank christajd
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

The video was interesting, but the paintings were a bit lacking in information. The highlight of this small museum is the sculpture garden. It is very much worth it for the garden.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The museum is far from the city centre. Once in the museum, I enjoyed the visit but I was expecting much more. Perhaps a guided visit would provide more information for understanding this art and its history

Thank Laura T
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