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Thursday 06 August 2020
03 August 2020 - 09 August 2020
January 2021
01.06.2020 - 31.08.2020

The National Archaeological Museum

For thirteenth consecutive year the National Archaeological Museum, together with 17 museums from the country, organizes the temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology”. The exhibition presents the most interesting and impressive discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season. Among the artefacts on display are gold, silver and bronze adornments, gold stamp-ring, fine ceramic anthropomorphic figurines, pottery vessels, silver coins, bronze figures, and many others. A total of 26 sites are included, illustrating the development of cultures in present day Bulgaria from the Palaeolithic (more than 40 000 years before present) until the Middle ages.
18.03.2020 - 01.11.2020


Sofia City Art Gallery
the exhibition


18 March 2020 - 01 November 2020

The exhibition sequences Konstantin Shtarkelov’s life, and the works created by the artist throughout his career.

For more information, please visit -

04.07.2020 - 01.03.2021

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 01.03.2021

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

08.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

Pathways to the table

The National Ethnographic Museum presents the exhibition Pathways to the table
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum -
14.07.2020 - 01.03.2021

The Army in Times of Change

The National Museum of Military History presents the exhibition “The Army in Times of Change”
The exhibition traces the development of the Bulgarian Army over the past 30 years. The event is realised on the occasion of the 141 st anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the 104 th anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Military History.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Museum of Military History
28.07.2020 - 30.08.2020

Exhibition of 2020 BAZA Award for Contemporary Art Nominees

Sofia City Art Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art – Sofia and Edmond Demerdzhiyan Foundation in partnership with: Foundation for a Civil Society, New York, and the Young Visual Artists Awards international network
Exhibition of 2020 BAZA Award for Contemporary Art Nominees: Nataliya Yordanova, Yavor Kostadinov, Maria Nalbantova, Boryana Petkova, Kalas Liebfried (Kaloyan Lyubomirov)
28 July – 30 August 2020, Exhibition opening: 28 July, Tuesday, 18:00
The Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA) international network, which was established in 1990, is among the most sustainable programs promoting cultural exchange between the USA and Central and Eastern Europe.
19.06.2020 - 11.10.2020

Three architects - jubilarians

The exhibition presents three important architects: Naum Torbov, Lazar Parashkevanov and Petso Zlatev, whose birth anniversary we celebrate in 2020. What they all have in common is that all of them received their education abroad. After that, they returned and joined the cultural and social life of Sofia.
They worked in different periods and created works that are part of the history of Bulgarian architecture. Through their work we can trace the architectural styles of the city - from neo-Byzantine, through secession, to modernism.
Among some of the most famous buildings by the three architects are the National Opera and Ballet, Lozenets Residence, the Central Sofia Market Hall, the Sofia Municipality Building at 33 Moskovska Street, Hemus Hotel, the National Assembly building (the former Party House), Georgi Asparuhov Stadium and others.
23.07.2020 - 29.08.2020

Embroidery in the History of the Zhenski Pazar Market – Serdica Gallery

From July 23 to August 29, 2020, Serdica Gallery will open its doors to the lovers of Bulgarian traditions and folklore with a non-traditional exhibition that will show the history of the Zhenski Pazar (Women's Market) Market through Bulgarian embroidery. The visitors will be able to see for the first time 27 embroidered sleeves, typical for the traditional women’s costumes of Sofia region.
The exhibition Embroidery in the History of Zhenski Pazar Market will tell us about the importance of the sleeve in Bulgarian costumes. The 27 embroidered sleeves that will be shown are authentic samples from the beginning of the 20th century with approximate size of 30x52 cm and are presented in a frame.
The guests of the exhibition will be able to see a reproduction of Anton Mitov's painting "Market in Sofia" from 1899, provided by Sofia City Art Gallery, as well as documents about the trade at Zhenski Pazar Market. Art cards, part of Zdravko Petrov's personal collection of Historical Routes of Sofia, will also be presented.
09.07.2020 - 20.09.2020


Impulse and Light – the motto of SOFIA PAPER ART FEST 2020, is a symbol of the long-standing mission and goals of this innovative and unique festival, which has contributed to the resentation of Bulgaria with various contemporary artists and turning the country into the host of the most important event for paper art around the world. Created by Amateras Foundation, it is a two–time winner of the European label for innovation, and it attracts thousands of people and artists from all over the world.
Once again, the festival will also be presented at the National Gallery through a key exhibition, and for the first time it is at Kvadrat 500.
The exhibition Impulse and Light invites us to enter another reality – one that is quiet and is inspiring respect for those worlds that speak to us and bestow us with their might. Let’s not forget to look for light – this is the underlying message. SOFIA PAPER ART FEST is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Summer Cinemania | Celebrity

Platform A6 – in the park behind the NPC
USA, 1998, 113 min.
Director: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen
Producer: Jean Doumanian


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