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Wednesday 11 December 2019
09 December 2019 - 15 December 2019
August 2020
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
07.11.2019 - 31.03.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until March 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
14.11.2019 - 30.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 30, 2020, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Book Christmas Fair with SoftPress Publishing House

The Invitation:
„We at Softpress Publishing House invite you to our new stand at the National Palace of Culture, where not only all our books, but many new titles are also awaiting you so that you can make happy everyone in the family. The youngest will be immersed into the magical world of The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, while their older brothers and sisters will embark on an exciting Adventure in Lower Land, where Koledari will stand up against
Dragons. With a cup of coffee, we will make plans for Tomorrow, be inspired by the stories of successful people like Michelle Obama, and even though we are busy with Christmas tasks, we will be following Inspector Gamash's new case. Together we will leaf through the encyclopedia Bulgarian Mythical Creatures, which introduces us to fantastic creatures, which inhabited our lands and gave rise to some of the oldest Bulgarian customs.
We will welcome you with many surprises, good mood and Christmas spirit that will make you believe in miracles! “
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020


Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020


On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations


28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019


Opening hours of the Book fair: 10/12-14.12 from 10:00 am till 08:00 pm; 15/12 from 10:00 am till 07:00 pm.
On December 10 the biggest Bulgarian Book Fair is to open its doors for 47th time in the National Palace of Culture. It will run till 15 December. Sofia International Book Fair is organized by The Bulgarian Book Association supported by Ministry of culture and Sofia municipality. The Book Fair was brought to life in partnership with: Sofia University, National Palace of Culture, French culture institute. International Organization of La Francophonie, Swiss embassy in Bulgaria.
47th Sofia International Book Fair is part of Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
10.12.2019 - 15.12.2019

Sofia International Literary Festival

Sofia International Literary Festival is the biggest and most prestigious event for literature in Bulgaria.
The Forum brings together Bulgarian and international authors and provides an opportunity for meetings between the literatures, languages and cultures of different countries.
Each year, the Festival focuses on literature from a different geographic region or language.
Authors from the Balkans, Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula, the Visegrad Four, the German-speaking world are presented.
The focus in 2019 will be on French literature and culture.
Sofia International Literary Festival and the International Book Fair are organized by the Bulgarian Book Association with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.
The event is part of the Cultural Event Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
20.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

MASHA JIVKOVA-UZUNOVA (1903–1986) - Wife, model and painter

2019 marked the 120 years’ anniversary of the birth of Dechko Uzunov, for which occasion Dechko Uzunov Gallery presents one of the most important figures in the life of the artist – Masha Zhivkova-Uzunova, a wife, model and an artist. The exhibition highlights some of her finest works between 1920 and 1943, artwork of Dechko Uzunov with her at the main role, as well as some documentary photos of their life together.
21.11.2019 - 17.05.2020


Spirit and matter fuse into one to introduce us to the world of sculptor Ivan Rusev, who narrates his artistic philosophy through stone objects, the fruit of the mental creativity materialized by his hands.
07.11.2019 - 09.02.2020


Lika Yanko is best known as a painter who went beyond the conventional concepts of expressive means through collaging various ‘accidentally’ found materials, through interweaving the abstract and figurative, through constructing forms of almost only one colour—white.
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.

Concert of Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble

Soloists: Sabine Mayer - piano /Luxembourg/
Program: Mozart – Concerto for piano №12 КВ 414
Music and Dance Events


Musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg Alain Boublil
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Music and Dance Events

The Art of Baroque: Facce d‘amore

Aula Maxima at Sofia University
Facce d'amore Il Pomo d'Oro Orchestra Jakub Josef Orlinski – Countertenor; Francesco Corti - harpsichord and conductor In the program: Handel, Bononcini, Cavalli, Hasse
Music and Dance Events

Dimitar Nenov – Christmas. Conductor – Yordan Kamdzhalov

Music laboratory for the Man – Choir
Maya Vasileva - conductor of the choir
Yordan Kamdzhalov - Artistic Director and Chief Conductor;
- Musical introduction - aspects of Dimitar Nenov's creative laboratory, host – Yordan Kamdzhalov;
- Dimitar Nenov - Christmas for big orchestra, choir and soloists;
Yordan Kamdzhalov for Dimitar Nenov.
Music and Dance Events

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