This museum of visual arts preserves and showcases some of the most valuable examples of the medieval, Renaissance, post-liberation and contemporary art of Bulgaria. The oldest known non-religious work of Bulgarian art - "Portrait of Sofronius Vrachanski", 1812 – is preserved in this gallery. Its Old Town building contains more than 7000 works of art – paintings, graphic works, sculptures and other applied arts, photographs, icons and Mexican art. Among the many famous Bulgarian and foreign artists featured is Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, one of the most renowned painters in the history of Bulgaria. The gallery has a sizable collection of artwork by artists born in or related to Plovdiv and the region at the end of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century. This museum also has a building dedicated to temporary exhibitions, located on the Main Street.