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Monument "1300 Years of Bulgaria", Shumen

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The Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, is a large monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen, Bulgaria. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire.The monument is built in concrete in a Cubist style, and designed by Bulgarian sculptors Krum Damyanov and Ivan Slavov. It is reached by a processional concrete stairway from Shumen, or by road. It stands at a height of 450 m above sea level and can be seen from 30 km away.
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  • I have a fascination of Butalist art, and in Shumen - a two hour train ride from my stay in Varna - there is another opportunity for a swoon over another Bulgarian communist-era giant - the Monument t...  more »
  • Very rare countries have such a nice and significant historical places like this amazing monument. It describes the foundation of Bulgaria state and says a lot about the history of the country.  more »
  • It is a really interesting monument to see in this city and the view from there is also really nice, you can see the city and the its surroundings.  more »