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The Crypt of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Square
The Crypt of St Alexander Nevski Cathedral has housed the Department of Old Bulgarian Art with the National Gallery of Art ever since 1965.


The collection of more than 200 artifacts illustrate essential stages of the development of iconography in the period between 10th and 19h century. The space has preserved the interior and the contours of the old churches and is infiltrated by their aura. It is most suitable for modern exhibiting of old Bulgarian artifacts. 


The exposition of the Crypt features mainly icons, fewer murals fragments, church accessories and various elements from the interior of the Christian temple.


The exposition is in fact the richest collection of Medieval art and art prom the period of the National Revival.