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Museum of Socialist Art, Sofia

The Museum of Socialist Art in the city of Sofia, a department of the National Gallery, presents works from the period of socialist rule in Bulgaria /1944-1989/. More than 70 works of the monumental sculpture are exhibited in a park with an area of 7,500 m2: statues of Georgi Dimitrov, Lenin, the figural compositions “Kopachki” (*female diggers), “Kooperatorki” (*female co-operators), “Pobeda” (*victory), “Kam Balkana” (*toward the mountains) and others. The large five-pointed star, crowning the former Party House in the center of Sofia, is exposed on a special pedestal.

In a hall with area of 550 m2 temporary exhibitions on a plot-themed principle show the ideological forms of art. Archival and documentary films are projected in a video room. The store offers catalogs and a variety of promotional materials and souvenirs.

Useful information

Museum of Socialist Art
Sofia 1756, 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str
Tel.: +359 879 834 026, e-mail:, website:

Working hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00 /ticket office: until 17.30/, day off – Monday
Days off during the year: the official holidays in Bulgaria, Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Free entrance for: children up to the age of 12, physically disabled visitors, students and university students from art schools, museum and gallery employees, journalists, members of UBA, ICOM, ICOMOS, AIAP, AICA.

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