One of Sofia’s newest galleries, often referred to as “The Bulgarian Louvre” it truly offers a great variety of both Bulgarian and foreign art.
The gallery has 19 halls for permanent exhibitions and one for temporary exhibitions. They feature works dating back to the 10th-11th century - art of old and exotic peoples, traditional and religious expositions, modern art on European trends, etc.
The newest museum building in Bulgaria – the National Gallery – opened on May 25, 2015 in the building of the former State Printing House on Alexander Nevsky Square. Almost 2,000 artworks from the gallery’s rich fund of over 42,000 pieces by Bulgarian and foreign artists, are exhibited in 28 halls…
Newly made gallery to hold all the art which could not be put in the National Gallery. In my opinion, this one is the best in Sofia at the moment
“Great place to enjoy a cup of coffee in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov. ”
“Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is the crown jewel of Sofia. It is one of the largest Eastern orthodox cathedrals in the world. Its foundation stone was laid in 1882. However, most of the construction work actually took place between 1904 and 1912.The main dome is 45 m tall and Christian Lord’s Prayer is inscribed with thin golden letters around it. The gorgeous chandeliers suspended from the domes were specially made for the church in Munich, Germany.”
“The best artisan ice-cream in town. Made with all natural ingredients, lot of love and various flavor combinations - a truly magical experience for your taste buds. Who said ice-cream is only for summertime? ;)”
“Built in 1907 by the Austrian architects Helmer & Felner, the National Theatre is one of the most ornate buildings in Sofia. The 40 metre high façade, is fronted by a large pediment, supported on six white marble columns, depicting Apollo and the muses. The twin towers that rise up behind are crowned with sculptures of the goddess Nike.The interior was destroyed by fire in 1923, and restored again six years later increasing the theatres seating capacity to over 1000. The ornate main hall has an 850 audience capacity. The stage curtain, with its mythical firebird motive from Stravinsky’s ballet, was woven by women from Panagyurishte.”
“As soon as he arrived in 1887, Prince Ferdinand I invited Plovdiv city gardener, Swiss Shavalas, to revamp the alley network, build glazed pavilions for flower gardens and enrich the vegetation in the Botanical Garden. Austria was invited by the gardener, J. Kelerer, to form a large rock garden with several thousand rare species. The greenhouses were built in 1893 by arch. Friedrich Grünanger. Since 1891, a zoo has been organized by the prince in the garden. The Prince and Gardens Prof. J. Lochho, J. Fry and J. Morrisse structure a botanical and decorative exotic department. In 1903 an elegant secession cast iron fence was built with stone pillars of arch. Georgi Fingov .”