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National Gallery of Art - Sofia

Author: Любослава И., 211 metres From Sofia.    , Адрес: Sofia, пл. "Княз Александър I" №1, GPS coordinates: N 42.6960626    E 23.3267211
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 "National Gallery" is the popular name of the Bulgarian National Museum of Fine Arts. The museum is an independent state cultural institution established by the Council of Ministers in 1948 and today has more than 50,000 specimens. By 1948 works of art were collected at Starovekovniya department parivya Bulgarian Museum - National Museum, established in 1892 and legalized by a special decree of King Ferdinand of 1893 also Starovekoven department had Numismatic Museum and the Ethnographic Department, thereby expansion of the latter, it is a separate independent cultural institute in early 1906

In the Bulgarian National Museum of Fine Arts has formed several permanent exhibitions that reveal the development of Bulgarian art. In the main exhibition paintings are at about 150 paintings, which represent samples during the Renaissance until the second half of the 20th century. Permanent sculpture exhibition is located on the third floor of the gallery. Due to lack of funds for the purchase of new lanes, samples from the period of 90s of last century, nearly absent.

Since 1953 the museum is housed in the building of the former palace Knyazhevska in the city center. The story of the building and its architecture are very interesting, in 1978 it was declared a cultural monument. At the point where after the liberation of the palace is raised before it was Turkish Konak, whose basement was sentenced Vasil Levski. Konak is almost entirely destroyed by the architect Victor Rumpelmayer who was charged by Prince Alexander I Battenberg with the task of building a royal palace. Vienchaninat foundations and retaining only part of the main facade of the palace building and changed beyond recognition. In new areas it has shaped the office of the prince, the host, his private apartment, "znamenii Hall" and others. In the northwestern edge of the reconstructed building was upgraded a whole wing on the second floor of which were inhabited throne room, winter garden, and some reception halls for balls. Palatial offices were available on the first floor and rooms on-duty officers. Completed in 1882 the royal palace in Sofia is nothing inferior to the French palaces of the Enlightenment.

In the reign of the next Bulgarian ruler, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe Coburg Gothicus I, the palace was built three-story north wing. Its implementation was entrusted to the architect. Friedrich Gruenanger. This leaf spot primarily occupied rooms of the princely family, library, lounges for training rooms and game entertainment, dining room, reception room, two conservatories. On the third floor and the attic rooms were inhabited perosnala rooms, suites for guests of the palace and several offices and the old wing are two separate chapels - Catholic and Orthodox.


Bulgarian National Museum of Fine Arts has several subsidiaries, including its international fame and popularity highlights the crypt of the cathedral "St. Alexander Nevsky. "

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