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Address: 7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia, Bulgaria
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The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of...

The Museum of Socialist Art (MSA) opened on September 19th 2011 as part of the structure of the National Museum of Bulgarian Art and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

The museum consists of a sculptural park (7,500 square metres), where 80 works of monumental sculpture are exhibited at present; and an exhibition hall (550 square metres), designed for works of easel art. There is also a video hall, where archival and documentary films related to the socialist era are projected. The souvenir shop offers authentic items, books and postcards as well as contemporary items.

The sculptural area will be supplemented and enriched, while the expositions in the interior part will be periodically updated. Thereby, it will be possible to show different perspectives and diverse curatorial interpretations of the Socialist period in Bulgarian fine arts.

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for those who like socialist art this is a really nice place. beside many statues belonging to the communist era, you can also see an exhibition with lots of paintings, and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I was looking here on tripadvisor and by reading the comments it was easy to find the museum. We took the metro direction Mladost and get out at G.M. Dimitrov. Than we walked to the Sopharma buildings and find easily the Lachezar Stanchev Street. The entrance fee was only 6 Lv or 3,00 € pp. We saw a movie of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

for those who like socialist art this is a really nice place. beside many statues belonging to the communist era, you can also see an exhibition with lots of paintings, and there is also a room with a 20min video expalining communist period in bulgaria. recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and a friend visited on a weekday in late December. We took the Metro to G.M. Dimitrov station, then walked the half-mile to the Museum. Museum located next to the tall, modern Sopharma Business Towers with small shopping mall (ground & first floors - plus a Costa Coffee!). Museum entrance fee = 6 lv. Pros: -Outdoor statue park -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A wonderful and unique museum focussing on the art of the communist era. The most difficult part is finding it as it is situated in the suburbs of Sofia requiring a metro ride and once there, it is very poorly signposted. If you manage to find it however, it is a real treasure.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

You can kill 30 min or an hour walking around statues and seeing socialist art.The museum is interesting but it doesn't show anything more spectacular than the things you can't see on the streets of Sofia or smaller cities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A nice small museum - if you can find it! ;) We enjoyed our stay here - remember to stop by the tourist shop and pick up some very interesting souvenirs.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This museum gathers pictures from artist who created during the socialist era. Through the selection one can get a good idea of the life during this period. The star in the garden is the one which was on the top of the communist party building in the city center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The garden of statues alone is worth the trip which is a bit out of the centre, 15 minutes and about 4 euro by taxi or with the metro 80 cents and a bit of a walk. Lots of interesting portraits, posters and busts of communist leaders from around the world. There's also a video room with footage from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The museum is divided into 3 parts, a room showing video footage of life in Bulgaria during communist times, which I found very interesting. Then a room with art work of Lenin, Stalin and Georgi Dimitrov. Outside were a grave yard of statues including the star that was once on top of the Communist Party HQ building in Sofia. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

You could be the sorrow of the people trapped in many of the statues and paintings in the area. The place itself was a little tricky to find, it's right next to a shopping center where just 30 meters up the road you must go through a gate with a security guard that'll pretty much knoe you're there for the... More 

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