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Sunday 12 September 2021
06 September 2021 - 12 September 2021
October 2021
04.07.2020 - 31.12.2021

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 30.09.2021

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

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 -
29.10.2020 - 31.12.2021



29.10.2020 – 30.09.2021

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

27.05.2021 - 19.09.2021

STREAM THROUGH TIME archaeological exhibition

The National Archaeological Museum presents its latest temporary exhibition STREAM THROUGH
More than 400 artefacts from 60 sites discovered during the rescue archaeological excavations will be presented to the public. These include exquisite ceramic vessels, tools and weapons, gold and silver jewelry, coins and statuettes, from the Early Neolithic (6000 BC) to the Bulgarian Revival (19th century).
STREAM THROUGH will run from May 27 till September 19, 2021.
05.08.2021 - 12.09.2021

The National Gallery and FotoFabrika Festival present MEMENTO VIVERE

The Palace, 1 Knyaz Alexander I Square
Memento Vivere (Remember You Are Alive) is the fourth exhibition in the program of the eighth edition of FotoFabrika Photo Festival, part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It brings together for the first time works by 15 contemporary Bulgarian and international authors.
The exhibition continues the theme of last year's exhibition of Fotofabrika in the National Gallery - Palace - Memento Mori (Remember that you are mortal).
Fotofabrika is an annual festival and an up-to-date international platform for the best examples of reportage and art photography. Its eighth edition is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2021.
08.09.2021 - 13.09.2021

FIG Parkour World Cup Summer Jam Sofia 2021

From September 8 till September 13, Sofia hosts FIG Parkour World Cup Summer Jam Sofia 2021. The event is organized by ReCreate Sofia. Place: in front of National Palace of Culture.
Details and information at -
Sports Events
22.07.2021 - 19.09.2021

Roots - 16 contemporary sculptors celebrating Galin Malakchiev

Roots is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Galin Malakchiev (1931-1987).
The exhibition includes extensive visual material related to his work, his easel sculptures and projects for public buildings. For the first time, scanned and enlarged drawings from Galin Malakchiev's sketchbook will be displayed, including many sketches of metal sculptures.
17.08.2021 - 17.10.2021


The large-scale exhibition of contemporary art from the Czech Republic, prepared for the National Gallery and the Bulgarian public, is named after a map of the Czech lands from the Baroque period.
The presented themes, shapes and symbols form a powerful stream of scenes, resembling dreams, fantasy worlds and parallel realities, often caused by the impulses of everyday life. By questioning reality, the authors share with the audience their new feelings and visions of reality.
11.09.2021 - 26.09.2021

Exhibition: Fish Market

Presentation of the poetry collection Hidden Thoughts with My Poetry by Rumen Angelov.
Vernissage - September 11, 2021: 6pm – 8pm
The exhibition can be seen from September 11 to
September 26, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Hall No. 3, Krasno selo HC MIC
Free Admission.
07.09.2021 - 14.09.2021

Sofia DocuMental Film Festival

Sofia DocuMental is an international documentary film festival in Bulgaria with a focus on human rights. In 2021, there will be a selection of 15 films, which will be available from the 7 to 14 September, 2021.
The program of Sofia DocuMental is available at
Sofia Largo
Dom na Kinoto (Cinema House); Location: Sofia, 37 Ekzarh Yossif Str
Czech Center / Czech Embassy; Location: Sofia, 100 Rakovski Str
Sofia DocuMental is part of the Summer Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
The festival is organized by the Balkan Documentary Center and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Bulgaria in official partnership with the Czech Center / Czech Embassy in Bulgaria with the support of the National Culture Fund; Sofia Municipality; Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria; the Swiss Embassy in Bulgaria; the European Parliament Liaison Office in Bulgaria; the German Embassy in Bulgaria.
08.09.2021 - 07.11.2021


The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, film screenings, lectures, and tours with curators. The events are part of Sofia Municipality’s project Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Meetings without separation.

Yosif Radionov at 70 Matinee

Raycho Hristov
Aleksander Ivanov
Angel Stankov
Elena Ganova
Ivan Ivanov
Ivan Penchev
Ivo Alexandrov
Miroslav Chakaryan
Pavel Penev
Teodora Hristova
Yoanna Kamenarska
Works by G. F. Telemann, J. S. Bach, N. Paganini, R. Schumann, M. Pekov, A. Vivaldi and others.
Music and Dance Events

30 years of AKAGA

Concert of the Bulgarian jazz band - Akaga. Sofia Summer Fest open-air stage, South Park II – behind the Earth and Man Museum, 12.9.2021, 8:00 pm.
Entrance fee. Tickets at
More information at and
Music and Dance Events


Musical by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Director Plamen Kartaloff.
Ensemble: Sofia Opera and Ballet.
Summer Festival MUSEUS OF WATER on Lake Pancharevo.
Entrance fee. Tickets at
MUSEUS OF WATER is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.
Music and Dance Events