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Alexander Nevsky Crypt Icon museum

The museum of Medieval Bulgarian art in the "Alexander Nevski" cathedral crypt is very well designed, displayed and maintained museum, which presents about 200 original mural frescoes and icons. A big impressive exposition of icons from all parts of Bulgaria is exquisitely exhibited in the crypt. Artisans and artists have worked for 30 years in order to establish the cathedral crypt where you will admire at 300 frescoes and decorative elements of marble, onyx, alabaster and gold. The museum of Medieval Bulgarian art in the Alexander Nevski cathedral crypt was established in 1965 and housed exponents from the very beginning of the Bulgarian iconography /in the end of 19th century/ until 21st century. All essential periods of the evolvement of Bulgarian iconographic school are presented in a collection of 1500 exponents.
The museum of icons inside the Alexander Nevski cathedral crypt houses what is claimed to be the largest collection of Orthodox icons in Europe. It is opened daily between ten and six o’clock in the evening, except for Tuesdays.
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Working hours: 10:00-6:00 pm, except for Tuesdays

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