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National Art Gallery of Bulgaria, Sofia

pl. Prince Alexander I, 1, Sofia
The National Art Gallery is Bulgaria's national gallery, and houses over 50,000 pieces of Bulgarian art. The building was finished and opened in 1942, but was completely lost in a 1944 bombing. The National Art Gallery houses not only examples of contemporary and National Revival art, but also the country's largest collection of medieval paintings, including more than four thousand icons, a collection comparable in quality and number only to that of the Benaki Museum. Since May 2015, the 19th and 20th century collections of the National Art Gallery are exhibited together with the collections of the National Gallery for Foreign Art.