National Art Gallery
Originally built as the headquarters of the Ottoman police force, it was at the Royal Palace that Bulgaria's national hero, Vasil...
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,...
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
National Art Gallery information
This gallery holds one of the country’s most important collections of Bulgarian art, with several galleries full of mainly 19th- and 20th-century paintings. All the big names are represented, including the ubiquitous Vladimir Dimitrov, whose orange, Madonna-like Harvester hangs in the former music room. Upstairs, a warren of corridors and small rooms forms a display space for Bulgarian sculpture.