Earth & Man Museum


This rather old-fashioned museum is dedicated to geology, with two floors of minerals, crystals, ores and the like. There are some big and impressive geodes on show.

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1. National Palace of Culture

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5. Yuzhen Park

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6. Borisova Gradina

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7. Ivan Vazov House-Museum

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