Most interesting art galleries and museums in Sofia, Bulgaria
General information, addresses and locations on the map, working hours, photos, program of exhibitions.
General information, addresses and locations on the map, working hours, photos, program of exhibitions.
Little Bird Place is the only gallery in the country with the specific thematic focus of modern and contemporary art dedicated to the nature, biological world and ecology.
7, “11-th August” street, Sofia
“Absinthe” is the only gallery for watercolor paintings in Bulgaria. Enjoy the works of the best Bulgarian watercolor artists with a glass of fine wine.
37 Tsar Samuil street, Sofia
Activities of the Academia gallery are logically related to the process of education in the National Academy of Art, while its exhibition policy is an integral and important part of the artistic life of the city. It is space for students, lecturers, artists from Bulgaria and abroad, curatorial projects festivals, biennials and conferences are conducted her
1 Shipka Street, Sofia
Arosita Gallery works with approved and young Bulgarian artists and has the ambition to stimulate the contemporary art in its nontraditional forms, to discover new names and to show in Bulgaria less known Bulgarian artists who live and work abroad.
12B Vrabtcha street, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian artists, included in the gallery selection, represent trends which are the direct results of the characteristic development of Bulgarian art scene after the fall of the Berlin wall. Their neoconceptual or neoabstact directions are just a modest segment of Bulgarian art, which is an object of radical change.
William Gladstone Str. 51 A, Sofia
Arte Gallery presents solo exhibitions by contemporary Bulgarian artists who are well established as well as emerging talents.
31, Buzludzha street, Sofia
The main focus of the gallery is to present contemporary Bulgarian art. It works with both well-known artists and young authors who are looking for a chance to show their talent.
36 Tsanko Tserkovski Street, Sofia
Founded in 1995. Presents leading and young artists in contemporary Bulgarian art. Organize the annual exhibition of painting FORMAT 30/30.
34 Tsar Samuil Street, Sofia
BULGARY Gallery opened its doors in 2004 with the idea to present in the best way Bulgarian artists. Besides the “old authors” the gallery presents contemporary artists with their work over the years.
73, Dondukov Blvd. Sofia
CHERVENATA TOCHKA (The Red Dot) gallery exhibits pieces of original and authentic art which to become the finishing touch of any modern interior. The gallery provides wide variety of sculptures and statuary of wood.
24, St.St. Cyril and Methodius street, Sofia
“Contrast” Gallery was born with the idea of supporting the contemporary Bulgarian art. We contrast the status quo, but not as a form of opposition ot negation. This is the contrast of the difference, renovated and modernized.
49 Tsar Samuil street, Sofia
“Credo Bonum” Gallery is part of the activities of the eponymous foundation, founded in 2006 by Tzvetelina Borislavova. For these years the dynamic switching of expositions and the alternation of classical and modern forms have brought the space recognition as an autonomous authority and helped it rise to the top rank of Sofia’s most eminent and sought-after exhibition spaces.
2 Slavyanska street, Sofia
Gallery Degas is a forum for uniting the creative energies of artists from across all of Bulgaria, as the small art-center aims to promote a diverse collection of fine and plastic arts from Bulgarian contemporary artists.
96 Knyaz Boris l Street, Sofia
Gallery-Auction house „ENAKOR“ presents old Bulgarian masters. Also organizes solo exhibitions of contemporary artists. The gallery has two floors of exhibition space, the permanent exposition of the gallery includes artworks by Jaroslav Věšín, Anton Mitov, Elisaveta Konsulova-Vazova, Elena Karamihaylova, Nikola Mihaylov, Nikola Petrov, Bencho Obreshkov and others. In the Gallery-Auction house „ENAKOR“ also can be seen a collection of icons, dated 16th-20th century and antiquities.
30, Ivan Denkoglu street, Sofia
ETUD Gallery is a space of the Etud Foundation where exhibitions, lectures and discussions on visual arts, dance and theater, book presentations, cultural education courses, screenings, performances and any other interesting events can be held. The site provides a 70 square meter exhibition hall on two levels.
34, Tsanko Tserkovski Street (Journalist Square), Sofia
Art Gallery Europe presents more than 500 works by established masters of contemporary Bulgarian art, including paintings, black and white graphic artworks, sculptures, woodcuts, textiles and art jewellery. Art Gallery Europe has been a platform for the contemporary art community for 16 consecutive years. The gallery has found a home in a beautiful, old two-storey building from the early twentieth century, a cultural monument in the heart of Sofia, meters from the Presidency.
3, Lege str., Sofia
“Evdokia Art Glass” gallery opened its doors on 28.05. 2015, with the idea of becoming a space for talented Bulgarian authors in the field of applied arts and especially glass art to present their works. Nowadays the gallery has many solo and joint exhibitions of Bulgarian and foreign authors as well as participations in international formats.
120, Georgi Rakovski street, Sofia
FAKIRY Gallery was opened in 2012 as a family gallery, the two artists Atanaska and Alexander Kostov. A place for meetings, training, exchange of experiences and ideas between artists, amateurs and connoisseurs of art.
9, Сирак Скитник street, Sofia
Art gallery “Forum” opened doors for the sophisticated audience in Sofia in March 2009 in the area of Business Center “Atrium”, occupying 7 artistically arranged rooms. For six years Art Gallery “Forum” was able to express its important place in the cultural life of the capital. And that is because the team of the gallery has eighteen years of experience in the development of Bulgarian art with Gallery “George Papazov” in Plovdiv.
93 A, bul. Vasil Levski, Sofia
Gallery/Studio “Underground” is a project of “Four elements” (4LMNTZ) company. It is an art platform for free and independent art; a space that provides room for artists to express themselves in all visual and stage arts in all of their expressive forms in modern society.
4 Vladayska reka street, Sofia
Ten are the artists that are the core of the new Gallery 10 which combines showroom with a permanent exposition space for fine and applied arts .
100 Knyaz Boris I street, Sofia
Gallery 2.0 is a new version. A shared space for art, people and events. A picture gallery, coffee corner, a place for work, meetings and lectures. We organise exhibitions, help creative and socially engaged people to express themselves, to believe in and accomplish their projects, while meeting a public of various horizons. Our exhibitions are often related to globally important causes and the promotion of young, yet to be estalished authors. For us is important for the gallery to breath in the rythme of the city and to change after its needs.
26, 6th September street, Sofia
Geshov Gallery was created as a space for contemporary art. From November 2015 we try to present and to share projects and works of Bulgarian and foreign contemporary artist
4, Serdika street, Sofia
GRITA gallery was established in 2004. Located in the center of Sofia, near the “National Opera” ‘St. Alexander Nevsky ” cathedral. The gallery presents contemporary art – both young and established artists.Some of the most famous traditional exhibitions in the gallery are: “In the drowings you will know them”, “Small Format” and “The Carnival in Grita”.
14 Vrabcha Street, Sofia
IKAR galery develops a successful activity since 1999 where a lot of Bulgarian and European painters’ exhibit’s their work. Since 2005 the gallery address is: Sofia, “Batcho Kiro” street №26-30.
26-30 Bacho Kiro street (Platiinum Business Centre)
Founded in 2017. The objective of the gallery is to introduce a new beginning in the presentation of young, contemporary authors and already established artists. INTRO is the place in Sofia for a modern, urban art seeking collaboration with foreign artists and organizing various events in the field of culture and art.
28, Tsar Samuil street, Sofia
KVADRAT 500 (“Square 500” ), Bulgaria’s new national gallery was officially opened on 28th of May. The gallery complex is located near the monument to Vassil Levski in the capital city Sofia and behind “St. Alexander Nevsky”cathedral. It has a collection of over 42,000 art works from the National Art Gallery and the National Gallery for Foreign Art. The exhibition presents about 2,000 art works, half of which are by Bulgarian artists and the other come from Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
St .Aleksander Nevsky Square (1, “19 february” str.)
Gallery LIK is space dedicated to presenting contemporary Bulgarian and world art with the idea of collaboration with foreign artists in mind, as well as organizing book premieres, lectures, meetings and discussions related to art, culture and architecture.
37 Layosh Koshut Street, Sofia
Loran is one of the most prestigious art galleries in Sofia. We offer valuable works by the famous Bulgarian artists of 19th, 20th and 21st century. We work both with leading specialists in Cultural Heritage and with contemporary art experts. Every exhibition we organize is always a significant event in the cultural life of the capital.
16 Oborishte Street, Sofia
For over 15 years now Maestro is among the leading galleries on the Bulgarian art market. It has established itself with high professional standards, creativity and flexibility, and offers its clients a fine selection of artworks by artists of all generations, genres and techniques, including paintings, graphics, sculptures and icons.
37 Tsar Samuil Street, Sofia
Minerva Gallery- permanent exhibition- plastic arts and paintings in the lobby of Grand Hotel Sofia.
1, General Gurko Street, Sofia
The museum Boris Christoff exhibits the works of renowned artists, as well of young and very young talented painters; also the works of designers and photographers. In Boris Christoff’s house in Sofia, in the gallery and concert hall, the exhibitions are often accompanied by music events. The garden, wild although situated in the heart of the city of Sofia, hosts works of plastic art. The museum Boris Christoff is the converging point of different arts that are often even part of mutual projects.
43 Tsar Samuil street, Sofia
In 2015 Natalie Gallery celebrates 20 years on the market. In the time since then the gallery has been following its mission to search for good contemporary artists and to nurture art connoisseurs. We represent artists working in the fields of paintings, graphics and sculpture.
38 Gourko Street, Sofia
Gallery Nirvana was established on October 28, 2015 and is housed in a cultural monument from the 20s of last century, designed by the arch. Cyril Marechkov and Italian arh.Antonio Puglizi.
Sofia, 17 Angel Kanchev str.
Noe Gallery is an exquisite art-object in the center of Sofia City, an intimate art-spot for meetings with soul-touching artworks. Created in the beginning of the new era (September 2003), the gallery, named after the biblical Noah, chooses for its mission to preserve and give a new meaning to the concepts and tastes of fine art in the basic genres, and in the logic of the contemporary mentality and sensitivity
4 - 6 Paris Street, Sofia
Founded in February 2014. NUANCE Gallery opening is a result of the creative impulse of the team behind the project. Turn it into reality takes years and is the absolute and only a logical continuation of the creative career of Lily Vladimirova and Emil Chushev.
42, Ivan Denkoglu Str, Sofia
ONE GALLERY opened its 160-m² space in the heart of Sofia in November 2017. The gallery has cultivated a highly focused program with an emphasis on new sculpture, minimalism, chromatic-ism, shape and tension. The gallery represents an intimate selection of both emerging and mid-career international artists. With one of the largest commercial spaces in Sofia, and is located on the corner of 14 Ivan Vazov Str. and The 6th of September Str. in Sofia, Bulgaria.
14, Ivan Vazov street, Sofia
Pagane gallery was opened on April 18, 2005. It is located in Sofia, near the Kempinski Hotel. Exibitions of mosty contemporary art are held . Both established names and very young and unknown artists are invited. The basic principle of selecting the authors is the significance of their works. Pagane gallery organizes regular individual and collective exhibitions. The gallery has a rich collection of paintings, ceramics, graphics and sculpture.
Lozenetz district, 2 Krichim Str, Floor 2
Located in central Sofia street “Uzundjovska” №1 – 2 minutes walk from the corner of “Vitosha” and “Solunska” street.
1 Uzundzhovska street, Sofia
Paris gallery represents the new generation of Bulgarian artists who work in the field of hyperrealism, magic realism, naive and expressive art.
47 Tsar Samuil Street, Sofia
Rakursi Art Gallery is located in the Sofia city centre. The gallery is focused on contemporary Bulgarian and international art. The gallery presents both a group of leading artists and innovative newcomers. It participate in different national and international projects, festivals and programmes.
4A Han Krum Street, Sofia
Ramjuly gallery is an art gallery for contemporary jewellery, ceramics and painting. The space can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 7.30 pm at 21 , Tsar Asen Str.,Sofia.
21, Tsar Asen street, Sofia
San Stefano Gallery is one of the best venues in central Sofia to host various events – exhibitions, literary readings, musical and theatre performances, filming, conferences, seminars, presentations, corporate celebrations, art workshops for children and adults, typography courses, etc.
22 San Stefano Str., Sofia
Seasons Gallery was opened on September 23rd, 1993 with paintings exhibition by Dimitar Kazakov-Neron, on the occasion of his 60th anniversary. Through regular solo and collective exhibitions of famous artists such as Dimitar Kazakov-Neron, Lika Yanko, Aleksandar Mutafov, Tihomir Kodzhamanov, Zlatka Dabova, Galin Malakchiev, Tsvetina Shtilyanova, the gallery demonstrates a larger spectrum of the Bulgarian plastic culture in the field of painting, engraving, small plastic works, drawing and applied arts.
2A, Krakra Street, Sofia (Sredets Cultural House)
The Sofia Art Gallery is a museum with longstanding traditions. Its role is to present the facts of Bulgarian cultural history in an analytical and modern way and to actively intervene in art developments by original and impressive projects.Today the Sofia Art Gallery possesses some of the richest collections of Bulgarian art: 3500 paintings, 800 statues, 2800 graphics and drawings. The Соntemporary Art and Photography department was founded in 2004.
1, General Gurko Street, Sofia
Structura Gallery presents and showcases contemporary art. Structura Gallery supports the art scene through local and international projects. Structura Gallery is committed to promoting new and innovative artistic positions in all media, to identifying current tendencies in the art, and to evaluating individual artistic developments. Structura Gallery is an art advisor.
9, Kuzman Shapkarev street, Sofia
Going forward, we will look to organize, alongside the exhibitions, literature readings, presentations of books and authors, film screenings, chamber concerts, and solo performances. Our intention is that, step by step, Stubel Gallery will become a place for cultural exchange and conversation.
Kosta Lultchev St. 2 V, Sofia
We created Synthesis Gallery of Photography because we believe that the art of photography has the power to change one’s awareness and inner state. Our goal is to create an open and vibrant art space for displaying and sharing of photographs, a place for the public and artists to meet and exchange ideas.
55 Vassil Levski Blvd, Sofia
In 2015 TESTA gallery marks its 15th anniversary. It was opened in 2000 as a space exhibiting mainly artists working in the area of contemporary functional and conceptual ceramics and porcelain. Presenting the trends in this area, it has been our desire to stimulate the public perception towards contemporary art and design objects.
8 Tsar Shishman Street, Sofia
The Art Foundation is not only a place for good coffee and artworks. Together with you we want to create a new art scene in Bulgaria, where young musicians, actors, writers and artists have the opportunity to present their work.
19, Dyakon Ignatiy Str. Sofia
A museum of dolls, a cultural centre and a workshop
34 Tsar Samuil Street, Sofia,
The Mission Gallery was founded in 2009 by the State Institute for Culture at the Minister of Foreign Affairs as a free space for cultural diplomacy in Sofia. Unique as an art space within the administrative structure, it changes the daily institutional rhythmn, opening the way for a dynamic exchange among audiences, opinions, artistic concepts and messages.
2 Alfred Nobel Street, Sofia
The National Museum of Bulgarian Art is the largest and most respectable institution of its kind in Bulgaria. Over the years, it has established its position as a center for national cultural heritage and values. The collection was started in 1892 when the People’s Museum of Archeology founded its Department of Art.
1 Knyaz Aleksander I Sqr., Sofia
UniArt Gallery, the art space of New Bulgarian University, opened its doors on May 19, 2012. The gallery has a two-storeyed exhibition space and an outdoor area.
21, Montevideo street, Sofia
Valer Gallery is focusing the attention of the wide audience on the contemporary art, by giving an opportunity to the authors with approved reputation, to realize their own ideas dictated by the sensation of their inner artistic world, remain the free choice of the artists from different spheres of the art, to submit themselves both in the permanent exposition of the gallery and by the one-man shows in beautiful space on 86 “Knyaz Boris I” Str. in Sofia.
86 “Knyaz Boris I” Str.,Sofia
“VELEV” Antique-Gallery is specialized in selling and purchasing of antiques. Our huge experience in this business strive us to be professional and precise in the selection of all items we sell.
34 Solunska Str., Sofia
Yuzina Art Gallery represents contemporary paintings, graphics and applied arts. Supports and promotes young artists in the visual arts.
11 Moskovska street, Sofia