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About: National Palace of Culture
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The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a local landmark in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. This large cathedral was built in the neo-Byzantine style, and its lavish design elements make it one of the most striking and photogenic buildings in the city.
The Kvadrat 500 National Gallery and Museum of Art is home to nearly 2,000 pieces from the National Gallery's 42,000-strong collection of treasures. Opened in 2015, the museum is a bastion of Bulgarian history, with airy halls full of 19th and 20th-century Bulgarian art, and priceless pieces of national importance. As well as the Christian Art in Bulgarian Lands collection, which spans 1,600 years, the four-floor, 28-hall museum also boasts a wealth of European works, and exhibits of Asian, African and American art.
St. Nedelya Church is a medieval monument that now stands as a testament to Bulgaria's years under Communist rule. The church was blown up in a terrorist attack in 1925 and has been reconstructed several times, making it an architectural wonder and a history lesson at the same time. Visitors can opt for a guided tour or take a self-guided tour with audio commentary.
Dating back to the early 4th century, the Church of Saint George is considered Sofia's oldest building. Other than its impressive age, the rotunda also features five layers of frescoes. As you stare at the walls, make sure to keep an eye out for perhaps the most impressive of the lot, which dates back to the 10th century and shows the face of an angel in Bulgarian medieval style.
The Serdica Archaeological Complex is located in the heart of Sofia. A visit here allows you to delve into the ancient history of this site, which was formerly the Roman city of Serdica. The complex is extremely large, and features a former main street used by the ancient Romans as well as the ruins of shops, a lapidarium, and various monuments. It's a fascinating glimpse into the region's past.
The Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art features many rich collections of European art in the form of sculpture, paintings, ceramics and more. It's located in an architectural heritage building with huge local importance and significance, and is part of the Sofia Arsenal historical complex. The museum forms one of the branches of the National Gallery. As well as a huge permanent collection, it organizes changing temporary exhibitions on contemporary art throughout the year.