National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia

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At National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. To visit National Institute of Archaeology with Museum on your holiday in Sofia, and find out what else Sofia has to offer, use our Sofia trip builder website .
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  • We were told that if you only visit one museum in Sofia, this should be it. Nicely laid out museum that is not overwhelming and housing a nice collection of antiquities back to Thracian times. Especia...  more »
  • In peace you can look around, read and look at everything that is found: gold jewelry, stelae, icons, wall paintings, pieces of sculpture.
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