The National History Museum is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Created in 1973, its the aim is of preserving the best heritage of Bulgarian lands from prehistory. What’s more about this impressive place.
Bulgaria has a very rich and impressive history. The National History Museum of Sofia is one of those places where you can imagine how it is right. A few days ago we discovered for the first time this impressive museum, located in the Boyana district of Sofia, at the foot of the mountains lining the city. Founded in 1973, the National History Museum of Sofia is the largest museum in Bulgaria taking place on a former government residence.
For sure, the place is gigantic and consists of 11 rooms, 2 of which for the temporary exhibitions. The exhibition offers an invaluable collection of more than 650,000 objects retracing the period from the first prehistoric settlements through to the National Revival period and the Bulgarian State 1878 – 1945.
Some of museum exhibits are really spectacular. Among them the unique gold treasures from Panagyurishte, the Thracian silver from Rogozen or the silver and bronze jewelry from the Bronze Age. On the first floor, you will be really impressed by the splendid main hall (Hall 3) and its full height glass windows offering a crazy view to the Vitosha Mountains making this piece really exceptional. Then, do not miss on the top floor the impressive collection of Bulgarian costumes by region and its particularities. Enjoy your discovery.
All the pictures @MadameBulgaria