The National Art Gallery is Bulgaria’s national gallery and houses over 50,000 pieces of Bulgarian art.
Part of it is located on Battenberg Square in the capital city of Sofia, in what used to be the royal palace of Bulgaria. It was created in 1934 and moved to the palace in 1946, after the abolition of the monarchy. However, this former palace now houses only a small specialized collection of art and is not really the main art gallery which is a newer building the Kvadrat-500, right beside the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
Every year the gallery halls hold about ten exhibitions, dedicated to great Bulgarian artists and basic elements of contemporary and modern art. There is also a very good gift shop and the old palace itself is a very interesting building. The Gallery is open every day except Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm