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Sofia City Art Gallery – Two for the price of zero

I believe this place is often overlooked by travelers and locals alike. It’s a shame for such a place with quite an intriguing past and quite an interesting present. Before WWII this used to be the city casino (check out what it used to look like at the Stara Sofia blog).

Don’t get me wrong. It was not a gambler’s paradise but more like the most famous place for meetings and social networking. The biggest halls in town hosted balls, political meetings, concerts, even painting exhibitions. The casino was heavily damaged after the war and converted into gallery soon after.

Nowadays its big halls host exhibitions once again. The gallery has a huge collection – 3,500 paintings, 800 sculptures, 2,800 other drawings – but most of it is in storage. Usually there are at least two exhibitions in the gallery. They organize around 30 exhibitions every year. Entrance is completely free, and it’s located in the park (check out the City Garden article) so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a nice day outside.

Current and future exhibitions:

VIVA ITALIA!
04 April 2017 – 04 June 2017

Me, Myself and the EU
09 May 2017 – 11 June 2017

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Details about this spot

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Address

ул. Ген.И.В.Гурко 1, Sofia

Telephone number

+35929872181

Opening Times

Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Price

Free

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)