The Best Museums to Visit in Sofia

Sofia History Museum
Sofia History Museum | © Plamen Agov •
Maria Angelova

Sofia has almost 30 museums where you can see most Bulgarian national treasures and learn about the ups and downs of Bulgarian history. If you have only limited time in Sofia, here’s a list of the best museums to visit.

1. National Museum of Natural History


Nature lovers, this is a place where you can spend a few hours exploring Bulgarian flora and fauna. Thousands of butterflies, insects, mammals, plants and minerals – in total, more than 1.5 million exhibits await you at the National Museum of Natural History. You will also see a piece of rock from the Moon –a gift from the USA and Russia for the role Bulgaria played in space research. The museum organizes workshops and special educational events for children.

2. Earth and Man National Museum, Bulgaria


Earth and Man National Museum in Sofia
National Museum Earth and Man has one of the biggest mineral collections in the world, keeping more than 40% of the minerals known to science in its halls. It’s located in the center of Sofia, behind the National Palace of Culture.

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