Museums in Sofia Bulgaria – Part 1

museums in Sofia BulgariaMuseums in Sofia Bulgaria

The capital of Bulgaria Sofia is one amazingly old place full of tourist attractions. But it’s also a popular destination for cultural tourism. There are many churches and monasteries in and around Sofia. You can read more about them in – Boyana Church near Sofia, or Rent a car Sofia. Today, however you are going to learn more about the museums in Sofia, Bulgaria. Before that be sure you’ve checked our prices and rented a car, because believe me you would want to see these places!

The “Man and Earth” National Museum

This is one of the biggest mineralogical museums not only in Bulgaria but also in the whole world. It was built in 1986 but opened in 1987 and started housing exhibitions. The museum is situated downtown in Sofia in the former palace of culture. The items in the museum are mostly donations from sponsors and big companies. The money needed to build this museum were also collected in as a donation.  In the museum there are different exhibition halls, a geological room, laboratories, a library, a video room and even a conference room and a jewelry shop.

The Sofia Museum of Military History

The museum was opened on 4th July 1916 and since then it has expanded and branched out in Varna and Plovdiv. It has been open for almost a century now and more than 1 million objects of significance for the Bulgarian and European history have been gathered. The main exhibition tells the story of Bulgaria and its army – its victories, glory and heroism from the foundation of the country till the present day. There are various collections of weapons, firearms, medals of honour and military uniforms. There are also educational programmes offered and guided tours in English. The Amphitheatre of Serdica in Sofia is another great example showing how rich and unique the history of Bulgaria is.

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