National Libraries and Museums

Sofia is Bulgaria’s biggest cultural center and TNA users could visit some of the most important national museums, libraries and galleries.

National Library Manuscript Collections

  • Manuscripts and Early printed books consisting of almost 1700 items. It preserves Bulgarian, Serbian, Moldavian and Russian codices and fragments thus representing the history of our written culture in the late Middle Ages and the period of the National Revival. There are many Greek, Latin, German, Italian, Rumanian manuscripts as well;
  • The Early printed, rare and valuable books collection consists of about 17 000 items – books and periodicals published between 15th and 19th century.
  • The Oriental Documents Collection: Manuscripts, rare books, administrative documents, periodicals, seals and other documents written or printed in Arabic.

Central Library of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Special Collections

  • 1095 Early Printed Editions (books and periodicals till 1876);
  • 350 Microfilms of Slavonic and Greek manuscripts;
  • 1677 microfilms of the Sinai Collection;

Scientific Archive of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • Special Collection of Medieval and Early Modern Bulgarian Manuscripts;
  • Manuscripts and Rare Books Collections at the Ecclesiastical Historical and Archival Institute of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria;
  • The Historical Museum to the Patriarchate of Bulgaria.

The Museum of Christian Art

Manuscripts and Rare Books Collection at the National History Museum

Ecclesiastical Historical and Archival Institute of the Patriarchate of Bulgaria (EHAI)

 

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