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Sofia National History Museum

Sofia National History Museum Tours and Activities

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Founded in 1973, the Sofia National History Museum is Bulgaria’s national museum of history. Housed in the former residence of dictator Todor Zhikov, the museum has more than 650,000 objects, although only about ten percent are on display. The main exhibition is spread throughout five halls. The first covers the development and culture of the people who lived on Bulgarian lands as early as the 6th millennium B.C. The second hall continues that theme, focusing on the end of the 6th century B.C. to the 6th century A.D. In the third hall, visitors see exhibits on the Bulgarian State in the Middle Ages and in the fourth hall, the focus shifts to the period of Ottoman rule, from 1396 to 1878. The fifth hall showcases the Third Bulgarian Kingdom, from 1878 to 1946.

Items on display include a variety of weapons, traditional costumes, furniture, tools and household objects, coins, artwork, documents and photos. The museum courtyard showcases a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine columns and monuments from various periods.

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Open daily April-Oct 9:30am-6pm; Nov-March daily 9am-5:30pm
Vitoshko lale 16 str., Sofia, Bulgaria
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Experience Sofia

Experience Sofia

When in Sofia it may seem initially there is not much to see. But you are just a step away from learning about not only the rich milenia history of the city but also about the local population of this part of the world - the ancient Thracians and their predecessors as the History museum will reveal to us some of the oldest artefacts discovered in this area. Boyana church itself is a great example of the Medieval art and even with its secret it stays in our memory forever!
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.94
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Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking- Private Day Trip

Vitosha Mountain- Heritage and Hiking- Private Day Trip

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Experience the nature outside of Sofia and taste traditional Bulgarian food on this private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to Vitosha Mountain in an air-conditioned car equipped with WiFi, so you can stay connected. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide as you sample a traditional Bulgarian breakfast and hike to Boyana Lake. Afterwards, visit Boyana Church and the National Historical Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.68
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Boyana Church and National History Museum Sofia tour

Boyana Church and National History Museum Sofia tour

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This trip will uncover the secrets of the UNESCO world heritage Boyana church as well as the ancient Thracian civillization with its golden and silver treasures.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day tour to Rila Monastery and National History Museum

Full-Day tour to Rila Monastery and National History Museum

This tour wiil take to the one of the symbols of Bulgaria - Rila Monastery and National History Museum. Rila monastery is included in the List of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO and is also a popular tourist destination. Throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural centre of Bulgaria. National History Museum is one of the largest and richest history museums on the Balkan Peninsula. Representing the history of the present Bulgarian lands from the period 8,000 years ago to the present day.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Sofia Half Day Tour with Boyana Church and National History Museum

Private Sofia Half Day Tour with Boyana Church and National History Museum

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Enjoy a half- day private tour with which you will have the chance not only to see the central part of Sofia, but also the Boyana Church- UNESCO heritage site- and the National History Museum, situated at the foot of Vitosha Mountain.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.70
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Secrets, Facts & Legends of Sofia: Full Day Tour

Secrets, Facts & Legends of Sofia: Full Day Tour

Despite that Sofia is very young as the capital of a country it has a very long and dynamic history. You will be lead through it by our highly educated guides and also with the help of two museums – The National Archaeology Museum and Sofia History Museum. In the first one, you will learn about the ancient heritage that Bulgaria has and from the second you will learn about our 20th century monarchy period when Sofia became the center of our country. Also during the day tour, the remains of the Roman city of Serdica will be revealed by visiting the Roman ruins, St. Sofia church, and the rotunda of St. George. Other highlights will be Alexander Nevski cathedral, the symbol of the city, the monarchy palace, Sofia University main building, a piece of art from the very late 19th century, the parliament and of course the Communist administrative center, the stunning view of the “Horseshoe” and the legacy of “The Bells".
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  • 7 hours
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$86.19
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What are Sofia National History Museum hours of operation?
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Sofia National History Museum hours of operation: Open daily April-Oct 9:30am-6pm; Nov-March daily 9am-5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Sofia National History Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sofia National History Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sofia National History Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sofia National History Museum costs USD 58.94. Guided Sofia National History Museum tours start around USD 58.94 per person.
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