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Museum of Socialist Art

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Address: 7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 9800093
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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of...

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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Bulgaria, as other communist states, was full of statues, posters and propaganda films at the era of communism. After the fall of it, they've decided to gather all this stuff to a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Muzey na sotsialisticheskoto izkustvo front gate is at 42°42'00.0"N 23°19'48.0"E and the ticket office is at 42°39'56.6"N 23°21'28.0"E and it is a short walk from the G M Dimitrov subway station. The museum is set back from the road, and with the guard box at the gate it may not immediately look like a place that is publically accessible.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The museum has a lot of statues from communist time placer outside. You get a good idea about what artist were allowed to make and what not. Inside the museum a lot of paintings are displayed. Its not a bad place to go for an hour or two.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

For anyone wanting to see parts of Socialist history in front of their very eyes. 8 Lev taxi out of the city center (if taxi is organised via phone) and 6 Lev entree fee. For me the number one thing to do in Sofia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Bulgaria, as other communist states, was full of statues, posters and propaganda films at the era of communism. After the fall of it, they've decided to gather all this stuff to a museum. Although the museum is easily reachabl;e, about 300 metres from metro station Dimitrov, or you can get a taxi, as taxis are cheap, be sure to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Only a short walk from G M Dimitrov Metro station but hidden behind some high rise buildings (Litex and Sopharma towers) with no clues provided as to directions (From the station head back towards the city following the metro line which is above ground at this point, past the three tower blocks and then take the next available right; the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is not far from the GM Dimitorv metro stop. There is a lot of sculpture and a collection of mostly oils of Soviet and Bulgarian leaders. There is also a long film of excepts of communist propaganda films with a few shots of events that occured after the fall of communism. What is lacking is commentary on the significance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I loved everything about this museum - including the two grumpy guards out front who seemed to add to the entire experience. The sculpture garden is a very cool collection of statues - large and small - and the inside exhibit of art and propaganda posters was very interesting to wander through. I also really enjoyed the propaganda video they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We got a metro from the centre to Dimitrov station (1.60 lev ),it's a short walk from there. You can walk through the Sopharma Business tower passed all the cafes etc and at the far entrance you should spot a car park plus a good selection of statues in a small parkland. There's a small ticket kiosk, 3lev for seniors!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit. Firstly though it is difficult to find. I went by taxi direct from the airport and neither the taxi booker nor the driver knew it... despite giving the address. It is not far from the dimitrov metro station. Secondly at first it was difficult to pay for a ticket! I walked straight in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This museum houses all the stutues and art from the communist are of Bulgaria. A small entrance fee is payable. Some statues and artworks are very impressive. It is easy to reach from Dimitrov metro station. There is a small shop where you van buy prints etc. Worth visitng.

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