Gallery of Socialist Art in Sofia

Last updated Jan 2015

 

Address:
7 Lachezar Stanchev Str.

 

Tel: +359 879 834031

 

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 10 am-5.30 pm

 

Getting there: Metro line 1 / G.M. Dimitrov station

 

Admission: 6 lv
/ 3 lv for students /

 

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GOOD TO KNOW
 

Pictures are allowed anywhere.


The gellery hosts the biggest collection of communist art in Bulgaria.

Is located outside the city center, but it is well worth the metro/ taxi ride.  


STATUE GARDEN

You will be greeted by a “forest” of communist-era statues standing in the relatively small outside exhibit area. 

Among these are statues of Bulgarian and Soviet Communist leaders, as well as the large red star that until 1984 crowned the Communist Party Headquarters in the city.

Many of the statues were rescued from scrap yards throughout the country.

 

 

VIDEO ROOM

The museum’s video room shows a constant flow of black and white propaganda films that resemble footage from present day North Korea. 

The films are accompanied by enthusiastic blabber about beloved leaders, eternal friendship with the USSR and Communism spreading throughout the world. 

The happy faces of the people living and working in Communist Bulgaria glow from the screen.


INDOOR GALLERY 

The museum’s gallery exhibits prime examples of the state-supported idea of art: oil paintings and bust statues of then beloved characters like Stalin and Lenin and their Bulgarian counterparts. 

This is the biggest collection of communist art in Bulgaria. 

 

 

THE AREA

There is nothing else of interest around the museum so plan for approximately 45 minutes to an hour for the museum visit and approximately the same amount of time for the metro ride there and back.

 

Last updated Jan 2015
 
   
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