National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia
Stunningly beautiful “one of a kind” art collections enchant the visitors at the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia. The beautiful four-storey building with nineteen magnificent halls, houses more than 10, 000 works of art from all over the world – graphic prints and drawings, watercolor and oil paintings, sculptures and many more. The permanent exhibitions include unique themed collections such as: Christian sculptures from India, Japanese engravings, representatives of the 19th and 20th century French painting and sculpture schools, Indian Miniature art, works of world-famous artists such as Rembrandt, Jean Kahlo, Dürer and others.
The Gallery is situated in "Alexander Nevsky" Square, close to Sofia University and the "St. Alexander Nevsky" Memorial Cathedral. It was officially opened on November 5, 1985 in the former State Printing House. The building was badly damaged during the bombing of Sofia in World War II. Therefore, the former Printing house had to undergo major reconstruction and expansion to serve as a gallery. The project was designed by a Viennese architect. Now, the gallery allows for an unforgettable and inspiring meeting with world-famous visual artists.