King's Palace, Sofia

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    Sofia, National Art Gallery
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    Sofia, National Art Gallery
    by Childish
  • Sofia, National Art Gallery
    Sofia, National Art Gallery
    by Childish
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    National Art Gallery

    by Childish Updated May 2, 2006

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    There is a representative exhibition of works - paintings and sculptures from Bulgarian authors and others, for example Dechko Uzunov, Ivan Mrkvcka, Ivan Lazarov, etc.
    There are labels in Bulgarian and in English.
    entrance fee: 4lv, but there are also different types of discounts

    Visit this page from pics from inside.

    National Ethnographic Museum is located in the same buidling, entrance fee: 3lv

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    Coburg Palace

    by terrycowan Written Apr 1, 2005

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    The old royal palace of the Coburg tsars of Bulgaria is located just north of the city park in centrral Sofia. The palace has just received a new coat of yellow paint, and is really quite beautiful from the outside. I suppose it would be considered French neo-classical in architecture, or something like that. The building houses the Ethnographic Museum on the east end and the National Art Museum on the west end. Frankly, both museums are a little disappointing (particularly the art museum), with much of the palace appearing empty. The Ethnographic Museum does have a good souvenier shop, and the Art Museum sells excellent, inexpensive prints. Both museums could be housed somewhere else--in smaller quarters. I think the Bulgarian government is missing a bet with this palace. Many tourists--especially including American tourists like myself--will trek all over Europe to gawk at the trappings of royalty. Pull together some of the old palace furnishings (if possible), hang a few portraits of Tsar Ferdinand and "Good King Boris," do a little marketing, and "voila!" instant tourist destination.

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    The Former Palace - Distant View

    by Balkan_Yovo Updated Feb 26, 2005

    This picture shows are more distant view of the National Art Gallery to give an idea concerning the size of the building.

    The National Art Gallery from a distance...
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    The Former Palace

    by Balkan_Yovo Written Feb 26, 2005

    This building currently hosts the National Art Gallery, formerly being built to house the Bulgarian kings after the liberation from Turkish occupation in 1878.

    The National Art Gallery
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  • Bulgarian king's palace

    by ddo Written Apr 3, 2004

    The recently renovated national art exposition hall. It used to be the Bulgarian king's palace some 60 years ago.

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    National Gallery of Art

    by Izvor Updated Mar 19, 2003

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    working hours 10:00 - 17:30, Tue through Saturday
    This Gallery is actually the former residence of the Bulgarian Kings after the Russian-Turkish war and the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878.

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    One of the most impressive...

    by gebezis Written Aug 25, 2002

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    One of the most impressive buildings in Sofia (according to me of course) is the National Art Gallery wich once was the Palace of the Tzar.Visit it!!!

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