National Museum of Natural History, Sofia

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Reputed to be the largest of its kind in the Balkans, National Museum of Natural History holds a substantial collection of preserved animals, minerals, and scientific information. The collection consists of over 400 mammals, 1,200 bird species, and hundreds of thousands of invertebrates. In addition, it preserves samples of nearly one-quarter of all known mineral species. Here you can see a bear standing on two legs and a tiger roaring. Observe numerous fossils and read information about each specimen. Walk around 15 halls spread throughout four floors, and explore nature up close. To avoid heavy traffic in the area, use public transportation to get here. Add National Museum of Natural History to your Sofia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sofia trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Nice place to spend 1-2 hours of your time. It has a large collection of stuffed animals from everywhere around the globe!  more »
  • An old museum with lots of different animals. Compared to The natural musem in Strassbourg (France) or in Budapest (Hungary) this seems to be the biggest and seems to have the most variety of animals....  more »
  • At the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences we have the National Museum Natural History which has more than 130years. It is the oldest museum in Bulgaria and the oldest and richest among the natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula. The museum exhibitions occupy 15 halls on 4 floors, and has almost a million and a half specimens of animals, plants and minerals. I recommend using comfortable shoes and lots of energy to walk around.
  • We had a great time at the museum. There’s so much to see there! We had no idea there were so many animals and rocks! You should definitely check it out, the ticket is very cheap and totally worth it! Kids always enjoy the time there :))

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