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City Mark Art Center

 bul. "Yanko Sakazov" №30, Sofia, Bulgaria




Mark City Art Center is a unique space for special events. Here history meets technological innovations. Place in the absolute center of the capital, which full of the aristocratic spirit of Old Sofia.


National Academy of Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts

73, Tzarigradsko Shose blvd, Sofia 1113




The State Drawing School was opened on 1 October 1896 by Decree signed by Prince Ferdinand. This Act made legitimate the oldest institution for higher education in Bulgaria. The archive documents for the setting up of the present Academy reveal the names of outstanding public figures, artists Anton Mitov,  Ivan Markvichka and Boris Shats and men of letters Konstantin Velichkov and Ivan Shishmanov.

Today the former Drawing School is called National Academy of Art, which till this very day is still considered to be the most prestigious Bulgarian institution for training professional artists in the field of fine and applied arts, design, conservation and restoration and history and theory of art (in BA, MA and DA degrees).