European Heritage Days – Sofia 2023 // Journées européennes du patrimoine – Sofia 2023


On the 16th and 17th of September 2023, on the occasion of the European Heritage Days, Sofia Municipality, together with the Embassy of France and the French Institute in Bulgaria, provide to the general public the opportunity to visit emblematic sites of high cultural significance in the capital city.
For another year, at the invitation of Sofia City Municipality, the National Academy of Art joins the European Heritage Days initiative, opening its doors on 16 September from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to all visitors interested in learning about the history of the oldest state university of arts, established in 1896 with a decree of Prince Ferdinand I.
Sofia residents and guests will be able to view the South Building of the Academy, located at 1 Shipka Street, as well as the works of art exhibited there, which are copies of works emblematic for the history of art made from originals provided by the Academy of Art in Florence, donated to the National Academy of Art by Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Luisa.
The European Days of Heritage initiative is implemented with the assistance of Sofia City Municipality, the French Cultural Institute and the Embassy of the Republic of France in Bulgaria.
The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia City Municipality for Year 2023.