Archaeological Museum

  ul. Saborna 2     more than a year ago
The oldest museum in Bulgaria, the museum of the archaeological institute has been in its present location the ‘Bujuk (Big) Mosque’ since 1899.

The mosque itself dates back to the end of the 15th century. It recently underwent major restoration, reopening in 2000 and is without a doubt one of the most charming and interesting museums in Sofia.

The setting in the white, airy 9-domed former mosque is ideal for displaying the country’s ancient treasures. Its collection includes treasures, coins and pre-historical monuments from Bulgarian soil through Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Well-displayed with Bulgarian and English captions.

The highlights include the Valchitran gold treasure from the 14th century BC and the original floor mosaic from St. Sofia Church.


City centre location


Serdika/Sofiyski Universitet



Open 10:00-18:00. Closed Mon.
Winter (1 November - 30 April) 10:00 - 17:00.
Summer (1 May - 31 October) 10:00 - 18:00.

Price/Additional Info

2 - 10 leva


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