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Sofia National Archaeological Museum
Sofia National Archaeological Museum

Sofia National Archaeological Museum

Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm Nov-April and 10am-6pm May-Oct
Ulitsa Saborna 2, Sofia, Bulgaria

The basics

Several city tours include the museum along with other iconic attractions such as the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and National Art Gallery. Such tours provide a comprehensive overview of the Bulgarian capital, and can often be personalized to suit your interests and schedule. Put aside an hour or so to explore the museum’s interior, making sure not to miss the famous Valchitran and Lukovit Treasures. Guided tours can be booked at reception.

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Things to know before you go

  • The National Institute of Archaeology & Museum is a must-visit for ancient history buffs.
  • Entry is free for all visitors on the last Sunday of every month.
  • The museum is located a minute’s walk from both the former royal palace and St. George Church, making it easy to visit all three in one day.
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How to get there

The National Institute of Archaeology & Museum is less than ten minute’s walk from Serdika subway station. Its close proximity to other top attractions lends itself to exploration on foot, especially as there is no parking available on-site.

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When to get there

During summer, the museum opens daily with extended hours. During winter, it is closed on Mondays, as well as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Sofia National Archaeological Museum?
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