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Monday 26 July 2021
26 July 2021 - 01 August 2021
September 2021
04.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 30.09.2021

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.

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 -
29.10.2020 - 30.09.2021



29.10.2020 – 30.09.2021

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

27.05.2021 - 19.09.2021

STREAM THROUGH TIME archaeological exhibition

The National Archaeological Museum presents its latest temporary exhibition STREAM THROUGH
More than 400 artefacts from 60 sites discovered during the rescue archaeological excavations will be presented to the public. These include exquisite ceramic vessels, tools and weapons, gold and silver jewelry, coins and statuettes, from the Early Neolithic (6000 BC) to the Bulgarian Revival (19th century).
STREAM THROUGH will run from May 27 till September 19, 2021.
15.07.2021 - 30.07.2021

National Cartoon Exhibition

lobby Zapad (West) of the National Palace of Culture
The exhibition presents works by more than 30 contemporary Bulgarian authors, created from April 1, 2020 to the present day. In addition to cartoons and caricatures of celebrities, you can also see satirical drawings, digital graphics, and paintings.
07.07.2021 - 31.07.2021

The creative project SYN (es) THESIS presents the final of the International Composition Competition

The concert on July 20 at 7pm in Bulgaria Chamber Hall will present the final of the International Composition Competition.
The concert is accompanied by a new exhibition at Bulgaria Gallery, which includes both paintings selected by the composers and new paintings created by the extremely talented students of the National Academy of Arts for the second stage of SYN (es) THESIS, again based on music by Bulgarian composers (and one foreign composer).
The SYN (es) THESIS project is implemented with the support of Sofia Municipality - Culture Program.
24.07.2021 - 30.07.2021

8 th Edition of the 180 ° Festival of Innovative Art

The beginning of 180 ° will be on July 24, when Goethe-Institut Bulgarien will host the opening of its 8 th edition.
The festival will end on July 30 at Fabrica 126 with an official closing ceremony, which will motivate the audience to become a performer.
You can find more information about the participants and all events within the festival, as well as its full program online at, as well as at @musicon180degrees, and on Instagram at @180degreesfest.
For the eighth consecutive year, the 180 ° Festival is held with the support of Sofia Municipality, as part of the Cultural Events Calendar for 2021.
20.07.2021 - 07.09.2021


ONE Gallery and BlackPeak Capital present OPEN BORDERS IVELINA MOMCHEVA solo exhibition - paintings
July 20 – September 7, 2021
Official opening: July 20 - Tuesday, 6pm - 8.30pm
22.06.2021 - 22.08.2021

Exhibition - Food: Essence, Communication, Ritual at Sofia City Art

The exhibition Food: Essence, Communication, Ritual includes iconic Bulgarian works of fine arts from the beginning of the XX century to the first decades of the XXI century, where the depiction of food juxtaposes relations, states, traditions and symbols.
The exhibition presents works owned by Sofia City Art Gallery, the National Art Gallery, the National Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Arts and a number of art galleries around the country.
26.07.2021 - 09.08.2021

Exhibition - Varna - 100 Years as a Resort Town

Lovers’ Bridge near the National Palace of Culture
The exposition includes 180 photos that trace the tourism development of Varna from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. Special attention is paid to the cultural and tourism infrastructure of the city - the Sea Baths, the first hotels, the Seaside Garden, and the cultural institutions.
There are photos of tourist attractions, international festivals, exhibitions, and visits of iconic leaders.
24.06.2021 - 08.08.2021

Exhibition - Dimensions of the Heroic. Mihail Mihaylov (1900–1945)

The exhibition is part of the program Restoration of Memory of Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, a branch of the Sofia City Art Gallery. The beginning of this program was set in 2012 in order to restore the memory of unknown or forgotten names in Bulgarian art. The sculptor Mihail Mihaylov is one of them - an important author of European stature.
The exhibition at Vaska Emanouilova Gallery is his first presentation to the general public and offers a small part of the sculptor's work, which could be an occasion for further research.
24.06.2021 - 01.08.2021

Masters of Photography: exhibition by Elina Keshisheva

The exhibition is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.
Masters of Photography returns with its XIII edition to present Elina Keshisheva - the first Bulgarian photographer to become part of the platform and make her big breakthrough in the fashion industry, shooting the current campaign of fashion house DIOR.
17.06.2021 - 11.08.2021

The Unknown Photographer Georg Woltz - exhibition from June 17 to August 11

Synthesis Gallery (55 Vasil Levski Blvd.)
The exhibition is free and can be seen until August 11. The exhibition is part of the 12 th European Month of Photography `2021 of Yanka Kyurkchieva Academy of Photography and is funded by the Culture Program of Sofia Municipality.
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22.07.2021 - 19.09.2021

Roots - 16 contemporary sculptors celebrating Galin Malakchiev

Roots is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Galin Malakchiev (1931-1987).
The exhibition includes extensive visual material related to his work, his easel sculptures and projects for public buildings. For the first time, scanned and enlarged drawings from Galin Malakchiev's sketchbook will be displayed, including many sketches of metal sculptures.

TITANICHNO. Militsa Gladnishka & Mihail Yossifov Sextet

Musical play of Mihail Yossifov Sextet & Militsa Gladnishka
Stage: Park Theater Borisova Garden, 26.7, 9:00 pm. Entrance fee.
Trumpet: Mihail Yossifov
Piano: Vasil Spasov
Contrbass: Boris Taslev
Drums: Atanas Popov
The play is part of the program of the Park Theater Borisova Garden.
Park Theater Borisova Garden was funded by Sofia Municipality.
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