Displays on regional costumes, crafts and folklore are spread over two floors of the palace, and many of the rooms, with their marble...
National Museum of Natural History
You can almost sense the ghosts of generations of school parties dutifully trooping through the musty halls of Bulgaria's oldest museum,...
Housed in a former mosque built in 1496, this museum displays a wealth of Thracian, Roman and medieval artefacts. Highlights include a...
Home of the excellent Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.
Beside the imposing Ivan Vazov National Theatre, this summer-only pavement cafe is a pleasant spot for drinks and cakes.
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Royal Palace information
Originally built as the headquarters of the Ottoman police force, it was here that Bulgaria’s national hero, Vasil Levski, was tried and tortured before his public execution in 1873. After the liberation, the building was remodelled to become the official residence of Bulgaria’s royal family. It houses the National Art Gallery and the Ethnographical Museum.