Originally built as the headquarters of the Ottoman police force, it was at the Royal Palace that Bulgaria's national hero, Vasil...
National Art Gallery
This gallery holds one of the country’s most important collections of Bulgarian art, with several galleries full of mainly 19th- and...
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,...
Toba & Co
Ensconced in what was once Tsar Ferdinand’s butterfly house, in the gardens at the rear of the Royal Palace, this discreet cafe is a...
pl Battenberg, Royal Palace · interesting places nearby
Ethnographical Museum information
Displays on regional costumes, crafts and folklore are spread over two floors of the palace, and many of the rooms, with their marble fireplaces, mirrors and ornate plasterwork, are worth pausing over themselves; note the lobster, fish and dead duck on the ceiling of what was once presumably a royal dining room. There are regular temporary exhibitions.