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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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  • This place is amazing for so many reasons. The monument itself is mesmerising and the view over the city is exceptional. 
  • The entire monument is majestic. In addition to the eclectic style of the figural compositions (from socialist brutalism to Russian revival), the place imposes in presence beyond the symbolism of the ...  more »
  • The monument offers a great view of Shumen but at the same time is quite impressive by its size and construction. You'll find its history online but it's a must if you're in the area, the given the ar...  more »