Bulgarian residents highly regard museums as they preserve and keep the country’s culture and history. This is one of the main roles of museums all over the world. Bulgaria’s capital is home to almost thirty museums where travelers and locals can learn and relate to the ups and downs of the country’s history. Here are some of the best museums to visit in Sofia during your next visit.
The National History Museum
The national history museum features the famous Thracian gold and silver treasures which were found in the Bulgarian lands as well as those from Roman ages. It’s the biggest museum in the country and among the largest on the Balkan Peninsula. You’ll have more than seven hundred thousand exhibits to explore at this museum.
National Museum of Natural History
A walk into the National Museum of Natural History will give you more insight into the natural world as you ponder bears, tigers and lions. There’s more to learn about the Bulgarian flora and fauna at this museum. From mammals and insects to plans and mineral resources, there are over one million exhibits to explore here. The museum covers the history of more than 120 years. It’s the country’s oldest museum
National Museum “Earth and Man”
If you love exploring mineral resources, this is the best place to be. The museum features one of the world’s biggest mineral collections. You’ll have time to explore more than 40 percent of the minerals in the halls.
Sofia History Museum
Sofia History museum is another place you can learn about the history of the city. You’ll first understand how the city was chosen to be Bulgaria’s capital and read about ancient Serdica. The most interesting thing about the museum is the fact that you’ll be riding on a retro tram while experiencing the environment and atmosphere from many decades ago.
National Archeology Museum
At the National Archeology Museum, visitors can find out the different cultures and tribes that have lived in the present day Bulgaria until the eighteenth century. The museum is known for promoting the different cultural heritages in the country. Established in 1949, the museum unveils the country’s past piece by piece.