Self-guided tour in the Museum of Socialist Art

7 Lachezar Stanchev Street, Sofia 1756, Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria
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What To Expect

Explore Bulgaria’s Socialist past at your own pace with a 3-hour self-guided tour of the Museum of Socialist Art, in the heart of Sofia. The Museum of Socialist Art presents works from the period of Socialist rule in Bulgaria (1944–1989).Watch a short film about Bulgaria’s Communist past to learn the historical background and deepen your understanding of the exhibitions.Then, as you wander through the museum, see busts of famous leaders like Georgi Dimitrov, Dimitar Blagoev, Vasil Kolarov, Todor Zhivkov, and Lenin. Gaze at typical Socialist Realism artwork, including statues of unknown partisans, workers, and the Red Army soldiers. Explore the exhibit of Socialist-era paintings, many depicting Stalin, Marx and Engels. Take a peek at the masterpiece of the museum, the great five-pointed red star which once was on top of the Party building in the center of Sofia.

What to remember

Important info

  • Note this tour does not include entrance tickets to the museum
  • This is a self-guided tour, you will need to arrange your own transportation to/from the activity location(s)
  • This self-guided tour includes reading material (via PDF) available in English, Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Bulgarian, Chinese, Japanese, Romanian, Greek, Turkish and Dutch
  • Please contact the tour operator to request your preferred language. You will find their information on the voucher after booking
  • The reading material (PDF) will be sent to your email address
  • This reading material will be a customized PDF in your selected language and will include instructions on how to arrive to the starting location, travel tips and detailed explanations about the sights you will visit
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Personalized reading material (PDF)
Tour guide. Entrance ticket
Know Before You Go

Enjoy a 3-hour self-guided tour inside the museum. Explore the museum at your own pace. See the Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia. Admire artwork of key communist leaders like Lenin, Marx and Kolarov

Cancellation Policy
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Meeting Point

Begin your self-guided tour at the entrance of the museum.