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Monuments in Sofia


The Bells Monument

The Bells monument is situated 14 km eastwards from the centre of Sofia at the foot of Vitosha Mountain. Children from all over the planet built into the unique monument thier faith in the good and bright days without war and violence to come.

Location: Vitosha Mountain
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Tsar Liberator Monument

The Monument to the Tsar Liberator is a monument in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It was erected in honour of Russian Emperor Alexander II who liberated Bulgaria of Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish War.

Location: Downtown (East)
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Monument of Bulgarian volunteers

The monument of the Bulgarian volunteer units (so called “opulchentsi”) who fought with the Russian Army against Ottoman Turkey in the Bulgarian Liberation War of 1877-78 is located behind the Military Club. It is a seven-meter high bronze monument – a copy of the famous painting of Jaroslav Veshin “The Samara Flag” (1911).

Location: Downtown (East)
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Saint Sofia Statue

If you happen to pass the Sofia city center, you will definitely notice the Statue of Saint Sofia standing on a column in the middle of a bussy crossroad. Her golden face look upon the Batemberg square, where TZUM, The presidensy and the Government houses are situated.

Location: Downtown (West)
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Patriarh Evtimii Statue – Popa (The Priest)

The locals know this place as Popa which means The Priest. It’s a small square locked between the central streets of Vassil Levski Blvd, Graf Ignatiev Str. and Patriarch Evtimii Blvd. And that is the most popular meeting place in Sofia.

Location: Downtown (South)
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The Unknown Warrior Monument

The Monument to the Unknown Warrior is a monument in located next to the 6th-century Church of St Sophia, on Alexander Nevsky Sqr. The monument commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian soldiers who died in wars defending their homeland Bulgaria. Ceremonies involving the President of Bulgaria and foreign state leaders are often performed here.

Location: Downtown (East)
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Vasil Levski Monument

The Monument to Vasil Levski commemorates the hanging of Bulgarian national hero and major revolutionary figure Vasil Levski. He was hanged by the Turks on February 18th 1873 on the same place where the obelisk now stands. At this time that was outside the city of Sofia.

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Doctors monument

Built and dedicated to medics who died in the Russian-Turkish War of 1878. Located behind the National Library and opposite the Sofia University in a beautiful garden park where there are archaeological remains of the necropolis, located here or around parliament.

Location: East Region
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Russian monument

The Russian Monument is an obelisk: a rectangular pyramid with a truncated top and a three-step pedestal. The eastern side of the memorial features a marble relief of the coat of arms of Russia and the Order of St. George, and a text commemorating Alexander II in pre-reform Russian. The western side features another inscribed plate.

Location: West region
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Alexander Battenberg Mausoleum

Originally built in 1897 and designed by Swiss architect H. Meyer, the exterior of the single copper-domed building reflects the strong influences of European turn of the century architecture.

Location: East Region
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Soviet Army Monument

The Monument to the Soviet Army was built in 1954 in Sofia. The monument is surrounded by a large park where many young people gather. The monument is located on Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, near Orlov Most and the Sofia University.

Location: Downtown (East)
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Stefan Stambolov Monument

The monument of Stefan Stamobolov was established at some tens of meters from the street where the politician was killed in broad daylight by two assassins in the late 19th century. He was attacked saber and slashed his face.

Location: Downtown (East)
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