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in a park near Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is a monument complex dedicated to the soviet warriors and army which helped the liberation of Bulgaria in the late 1870s. The main monument is surrounded by smaller ones depicting different battle scenes. The complex is surrounded by a small but neat and nice...More

4  Thank Victor M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The majority of Bulgarians despise this monument and it is nothing special to see. Periodically it becomes interesting because of funny graffiti, such as when the soldiers were redecorated to be superheroes.

3  Thank Janelle S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice walk to see this monument, with nice background of the Vitosha Mountains, but the lack of history and interaction there was a shame. It was just a piece of history to see and then move on, would've been better if there was like...More

Thank ElsBels4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a monument honouring the Soviet union. A huge monument. The sculpture is beautiful. A good place to take a photo.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The guides recommended to visit the park and monument, but the park looked tired and drab. It needs some money spending on it planting flowers and nice shrubs, repairing broken seats, flowerbeds and the monument!

Thank Adele S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

None of the notices in the park mention it but it is a magnificent piece of architecture, and just outside Sophia University Metro Station. We particularly liked the panel at the back which records the vital part paid by engineers in helping Russia win the...More

Thank DrTomShelley
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The monuments are amazing to see, nice surroundings, great piece of history. I am glad they haven't removed them like they have with other statues

Thank BernoLiverpool
Reviewed 14 August 2018

situated in a pleasant park this striking monument stands very tall. Shame that people choose to spray graffiti on it

Thank StephenO718
Reviewed 23 July 2018

from Russia with Love, monument for Russian Army, actualy Soviet Army, they free Bulgaria in ww2, look nice

Thank EddieGunner
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Situated in the very heart ot the city, this momunent is one of the must see places in Sofia. Unfortunatelly it's not maintained very well last 20 years and it's easy to see. Nice park around the monument, easy access with public transport.

Thank Мая П
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is an impressive monument and worth seeing for anyone who is interested in socialist art. A big part of Bulgaria's history encapsulated by monuments like this. I found these monuments interesting. The sculptures were realistic and well presented.

Thank Joanita R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Definitely worth visiting if you are interested in socialist art. This is a masterpiece with realistic sculptures of soldiers fighting. Personally, I fancy this place very much?

1  Thank FrenchTraveller001
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