National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Sofia

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At National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, see tombstones, statues of idols, ceramics, and other artifacts that were found along the shores of the Black and Aegean seas. The museum's headquarters is in a former 15th-century mosque. At the main entrance, see the full-size copy of the 23 m (75 ft) high Madara Horseman, a medieval rock relief. The exhibits in the main hall feature finds from the late Bronze Age through the late Middle Ages. You can examine tools, figures made of clay and bone, and ceramic models of residential buildings and ovens in the prehistory hall. Don't miss the Roman and Greek portrait statues and a rich collection of paintings from the Bulgarian Middle Ages. To visit National Institute of Archaeology with Museum on your holiday in Sofia, and find out what else Sofia has to offer, use our Sofia trip builder website .
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  • It’s a smallish museum but it has some wonderful artefacts. We’ve been many times and enjoyed our visits. The Thracian stuff is well worth a visit alone  more »
  • I visited on Sunday afternoon, when entry is free. The museum contains various artefacts from Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Hellenic, Ottoman and Bulgarian that tell the story of Bulgaria's evolution fr...  more »
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