Museums in Sofia Bulgaria – Part 2

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In the previous article Museums in Sofia Bulgaria – Part 1, you read about two of the most popular museums in Sofia, Bulgaria.  Now there’s an article about another museum worth visiting the National Natural Science Museum. If you haven’t checked our prices, do it now. Rent a car and get educated in the museums in Sofia.

The National Natural Science Museum

This is one of the oldest museums in Bulgaria and one of the museums with the richest expositions on the Balkan Peninsular. Originally it was the place where Tsar Ferdinand kept his collection of butterflies, birds and different mammals. Then in 1907 the first exhibition took place.

Nowadays the exhibitions are shown in 16 halls on 4 floors. On the first floor you can learn how minerals, silver, gold and platinum are formed and see samples of them.

On the second floor there are stuffed birds, reptiles, mammals, fish and fossils. There is also a paleontology room on the second floor.

The entire third floor is dedicated to mammals from Bulgaria and other countries. There is an enormous two-meter stuffed bear from the Rila Mountain in South Bulgaria standing on its back legs. This is the biggest bear in Bulgaria and Europe and in 1937 it won a competition in Berlin. Since then the bear proudly wears its golden medal on the neck. On the same floor you can also see tigers, cheetahs, antelopes and many other animals in their natural habitat.

On the fourth floor there is an insect exhibition. The tourists’ favourites of course are the butterflies and beetles. There is also a shell exposition in another room on the floor.

The museum is situated in a building downtown in Sofia near the Sofia University. So if you rent a car in Sofia Bulgaria you can park it in the short-stay paid Blue zones. The price for a one hour stay is 2 levs and you can pay via text message.

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