This is the museum, which settled into the former Municipal Central Mineral Bath. Between 1908 and 1944, the building of the Sofia History Museum was a functioning mineral bath, which made use of the mineral water springs directly underneath the building. After the bombings in the Second World War, the building’s condition gradually deteriorated, until it ws closed for visitors in 1986. The Sofia History Museum moved in in 2015. Today, the museum’s permanent exposition will walk you through Sofia’s history from ancient times until modern days and the temporary exhibitions present a perspective on the life in the capital city – from food culture to urban photography and wildlife in the region.

#soSofia tip: If you want to feel the atmosphere of the former Bath, which revived this beautiful building, you can still try the hot mineral water, to the right of the square in front of it.