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Earth and Man Museum in Sofia city

The Earth and Man Museum in Sofia is one of the biggest mineralogy museums in the world. It was founded in 1986, but it opened for visitors in 1987. The museum of Earth and Man lies in the center of Sofia and occupies a refurbished building, a monument of culture, built in the end of last century/1896 – 1898/. The interior is designed by architect Ivan Radev and the original wall painting in the hall are masterpiece of the artist Teofan Sokerov. As its name suggests, the museum encompasses the mineralogy diversity of the world in different aspects-environment, source for energy and life, a field for scientific researches, a place of emotional and aesthetic influence.
The museum disposes a library, exhibition, conference and meeting halls, video rooms, as well as several laboratories.

The Earth and Man museum provides over 20 000 exhibitions on display, divided into six sections - Giant crystals, Minerals of the Earth, Industrial minerals, Raw material sources of Bulgaria, Gems, New materials.
Visitors can see a wide collection of minerals in Earth and Man Museum. The collection covers nearly 40 % of the minerals that are known to man. Besides one can even see a wide variety of ceramics in this museum. Visiting the Earth and Man Museum in Sofia, one will marvel at precious stones and gems. You will be amazed at the brightly-coloured quartz crystals on the ground floor. Temporary expositions of great interest and thematic ones are also on display.
The museum supports various art exhibitions and classical music evenings.

Opening Hours:
Monday and Sunday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 18:00 p.m.

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Vito - Bulgaria, 27.11.2010 18:07

very very interesting museum..........

 

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