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Sofia National Archaeological Museum
Sofia National Archaeological Museum

Sofia National Archaeological Museum

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Operated by the National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia National Archaeological Museum is housed in the largest and oldest former mosque in Sofia. The building dates to around 1474 and has been home to the institute and museum since 1905. Museum exhibits are spread throughout five halls, starting with the Prehistory Hall, which displays items dating back more than a million years B.C. The Treasury Hall displays treasures from the late Bronze Age to late Antiquity, including two famous Bulgarian treasures: the Valchitran and Lukovit Treasures. The Main Hall features a wide range of items from ancient Thrace, Greece and Rome through the late Middle Ages, while the Medieval Hall includes a variety of books, drawings and metal objects from medieval times. There is also a hall that often hosts temporary exhibitions.

The highlight for most visitors to the National Archaeological Museum is the life size replica of the Madara Horseman near the main entrance. The original was sculpted in rock 23 meters high sometime in the Middle Ages and currently sits in the town of Shumen, just east of Sofia.

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

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Enjoy the perfect introduction to Sofia on this to-the-point walking tour with a private guide who’ll cue you in to the city’s long history in double-quick time. See a Roman cemetery, 16th-century mosque, Byzantine churches, and landmarks from galleries to cathedrals. Along the way, sip tea or coffee in a rooftop café with spectacular city views and taste mineral water direct from a historic spring.
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Pokémon GO Private Tour of Sofia

Pokémon GO Private Tour of Sofia

Typical sightseeing tours can be very fact heavy, which isn’t ideal for energetic visitors or families with kids. Discover Sofia on a private Pokémon GO tour, and visit landmarks including the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Banya Bashi Mosque, and St. George Church rotunda while catching wild pokémon on your mobile app. Save time finding a meeting point with included hotel pickup and drop-off, and benefit from insights and tips provided by your guide.
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Sofia National Archaeological Museum hours of operation: Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm Nov-April and 10am-6pm May-Oct . 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.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sofia National Archaeological 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. See all 2 Sofia National Archaeological Museum tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Sofia National Archaeological Museum costs USD 21.06. Guided Sofia National Archaeological Museum tours start around USD 21.06 per person. See all 2 Sofia National Archaeological Museum tickets and tours on Viator.