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Nice setting

Located in a beautiful park, (that is nice to sit in and enjoy the peace), is the statue of a very... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Impressive monument to a prominent personality

Stefan Stambolov was a man who could take and bear responsibility for the state in very turbulent... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
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Ulitsa Georgi S. Rakovski | Krystal Garden Park, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

This is a statue of a assassinated prime minister. The park is a good place to hang around. You will not miss it on your tour of the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Located in a beautiful park, (that is nice to sit in and enjoy the peace), is the statue of a very prominent man, serving as prime minister of Bulgaria in the late 1800's, the slash across the face of the statue depicts our he died,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Stefan Stambolov was a man who could take and bear responsibility for the state in very turbulent times. Not many people could do that. He was assassinated in 1895. The monument reminds about the great life and tragic death of Stefan Stambolov. In the small...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kostyantyn V
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

It's an epic spot especially in summer, full of people enjoying themselves, a meeting place for most of the young people in Sofia. You can just grab a beer from the nearest non stop and go sit on a bench and chill! : )

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ichinka
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Stefan Stambolov was a notable Bulgarian Prime Minister in late 19th century. In 1895 he was assassinated. The monument is depicting the fact that the assassins slashed his face.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 27 May 2017

This larger-than-life bust in the Krystal Gardens near the Presidency and commemorates the vicious axing assassination of a past premier of Bulgaria, Stefan Stambolov, who was active in the development of the modern Bulgarian State.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Been there saw it thought wouldn't put on my 'to see while in Sofia list' (unless going for balkan bites tour) :) Its in the park, which was completely covered in snow at the time of my visit :)

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Kamile L
Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is very unusual and interesting monument, head cut without body. It is not my art. The garden is beatiful.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Zhivko_Zhelyazkov
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stefan Stambolov was a prime minister of Bulgaria. He is one of the historical personages which influenced the country's development. The monument is situated between the Presidency and the National Assembly. It shows the historical way Stefan Stambolov was killed - his head was cut...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank 353deyanb
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Although I cannot read Bulgarian, however I went back and looked up the history of this interesting monument online. Apparently the slice one sees in the monument's head is from where Stambolov was assassinated by literally an ax to the head. Very gruesome... but they...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank sharkeygrad2014
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