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Museum of Socialist Art guided tour in Sofia

Availability: Tuesdays to Fridays
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour inside the museum
  • See the Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia
  • Admire artwork of key communist leaders like Lenin, Marx and Kolarov
What to expect

Explore Bulgaria’s Socialist past with a 2-hour guided tour of the Museum of Socialist Art in the heart of Sofia. Through the museum’s collection of paintings, sculptures, and busts, as well as a short movie, learn about the history of Socialism in Sofia

Meet your guide at Sofia University for this 2-hour tour of Soviet history and Socialist art. View the Monument to the Soviet Army, a controversial installation in central Sofia, before continuing to the Museum Socialist Art via public transit. Take in a short film about Bulgaria’s Communist past to learn the historical background and deepen your understanding of the exhibitions.

As you wander through the museum, see busts of famous leaders like Georgi Dimitrov, Dimitar Blagoev, Vasil Kolarov, Todor Zhivkov, and Lenin. Gaze at typical Socialist Realism artwork, including statues of unknown partisans, workers, and the Red Army soldiers. Explore the exhibit of Socialist-era paintings, many depicting Stalin, Marx and Engels. Take a peek at the masterpiece of the museum, the great five-pointed red star which once was on top of the Party building in the center of Sofia. At the end of the tour, return to the city center.

The tour will begin with a short stop at the monument of the soviet army. Then you will reach the museum of socialist art using the public transport. First in the museum you will watch a short movie about the most specific features of the communist past in Bulgaria. Then you will see many busts of famous communist leaders like Georgi Dimitrov, Dimitar Blagoev, Vasil Kolarov, Todor Zhivkov, Vladimir Lenin. You will be able to admire the typical socialist realism represented by statues of unknown partisans, workers, red army – soldiers. The inner exposition consists of some eminent paintings and plastics, including such depicting Stalin, Marx and Engels. The masterpiece of the museum is the great five-pointed red star which once was at the top of the Party house in the very center of Sofia. The tour ends with a return to the city center.

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What's included
  • Entrance fee for the museum
  • Public transport tickets
  • Professional English-speaking guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Children aged (5-15): reduced
Where

7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria

Meeting point:

Enter the Museum of Socialist Art with your ticket.

What to remember
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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When
  • Tuesdays to Fridays at 2.00pm
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Provider
VIP-Sliven Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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