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Friday 24 July 2020
20 July 2020 - 26 July 2020
August 2020
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.

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16.06.2020 - 30.07.2020


Shipka 6 Art Gallery presents the exhibition “Portrait”
16.06.2020 – 30.07.2020
The exhibition presents 86 painters and 56 sculptors, approved and young Bulgarian artists, with 114 paintings and 70 sculptures.
04.07.2020 - 30.09.2020

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 30.9.2020

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

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 - 31.12.2020

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
22.07.2020 - 05.08.2020

An exhibition of works from the Third National Competition Poster-Kostadin Otonov

On July 22 in the Opened-Air-Gallery, next to Cabana Cinema in the Park of National Palace of Culture (NDK), the exhibition of works from the Third National Competition Poster Kostadin Otonov will open its door and will run till August 5, 2020.
The exhibition features posters designed to various social topics, among which “The Global Warming and climate changes – her and now”, 75 years since the establishment of the UN and 65 years since Bulgaria’s membership in UN.
Third National Competition Poster Kostadin Otonov is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of UN and 65 years since Bulgaria’s membership in UN. National Student Competition Poster Kostadin Otonov is organized by Tsanko Lavrenov National Plovdiv Art High School with the support of Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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.

Opera in the Park – THE MERRY KIDS

Cast: Alexandra Nosikova, Anna Vutova-Stoycheva, Georgi Dzhanov, Iva Bizeva, Kalin Dushkov, Lora Ilieva, Mariana Tsvetkova, Nikola Popov, Rada Toteva
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
Ticket Price: children – 15 BGN, adults – 15 BGN
Music and Dance Events

Philharmonic Wind Quintet & Quarto Quartet

National Art Gallery – Kvadrat 500 (Square 500)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento for wind quintet K 270
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Quartet in D major for flute, violin, viola and cello
Louis Spohr - Nonet for string quartet and wind quintet in F major op.31
Music and Dance Events
Music and Dance Events

Let’s Listen to Some Film Music – Hilda Kazasyan | A TO JAZZ CONCERTS

Platform A6 – in the park behind the NPC
Let’s Listen to Some Film Music includes the most popular and beloved old, Bulgarian film music pieces. Hristo Yotsov and Zhivko Petrov create an entirely new music project, inviting Dimitar Karamfilov and Mihail Yosifov, as well as Theodosii Spassov, Vasil Petrov and the fantastic musicians from the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Borislav Yotsov to take part in this event.
Music and Dance Events


Opera by Richard Wagner
Stage: Pancharevo Lake
Duration: 2h45min
No intermissions
Music and Dance Events

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