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We walked past it daily as we went to and from our little rented apartment. The monument is smart and easily accessible for a closer inspection due to the most admirable manners of Bulgarian drivers who give pedestrians priority when they cross the roads. There...More
There are definitely more visually impressive monuments if Sofia, but this one has several interesting facts behind.
First of all, it's dedicated to one of the most prominent figures in Bulgarian history.
Secondly, its construction took 17 long years because of negligence.
Thirdly, its shape...More
It is a place of worship for each Bularian, as it comemorates the National Bulgarian 19th century Hero Vasil Levski, if you visit the nearby Botanical garden or Quadrat 500 - national fine arts gallery you could have a drop to that monument too
This monument marks the place where Levski died. Do not expect any grand statues or anything of the sort since it wouldn't be really appropriate for the place. On this spot Levski was executed by the Ottomans in 1873. It was not selected because it's...More
For one such national hero, as is Vasil Levski to Bulgarians, I really expected more.
Monument has nice location, but everything else is rather average.
Not fit to a man who is so beloved by many and seen as a true national hero.
Vasil Levski (18 July 1837–19 February 1873) is most reputable and loved national hero of Bulgaria. He is a great Bulgarian revolutionary executed (hung) by the Turks in 1973, in the outskirts (nowadays this is central zone) of Sofia, where now is located the Vasil...More