1, Gurko Street
Phone: 00359 2 9872181
Fax: 00359 2 9811944

Sofia City Art Gallery

Sofia City Art Gallery was established in 1928 as a museum institution. Its role is to present the facts of Bulgarian cultural history in an analytical and modern way and to actively intervene in art developments by original and impressive projects.

Permanent Collection

The Sofia City Art Gallery possesses some of the richest collections of Bulgarian art: 3500 paintings, 800 statues, 2800 graphics and drawings. The –°–ĺntemporary Art and Photography department was founded in 2004.


With 1100 square meters of exposition space divided into four compartments the Gallery arranges 20 exhibitions every year. Some of the exhibitions display works from the Gallery’s collections. In addition visiting one-man, group and general exhibitions of Bulgarian and foreign artists are arranged. The SAG calendar accommodates events and individual careers from late 19th/early 20th century down to the present day. Studies on present-day art and work with young artists became a special focus of the Gallery’s policy in recent years.
Visit for exhibitions over the past 5 years

Previous Exhibitions

"Neither a White Cube, nor a Black Box. History in Present Tense" - exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia
Women Artists and Architects in the Modern Art of Bulgaria



Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday - 10.00-19.00
Sunday - 11.00-17.00

Getting there

Sofia City Art Gallery is located in the heart of Sofia in the City Garden (next to the National Theatre and just across of the National Art Gallery)


The second floor is not accessible for disabled persons.

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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