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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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  • usually don't like that type of art, but this is sooo impressive. Between ancient gods like in Game of Thrones or knights in the Lord of the Rings and... Transformers. We hesitated to pay the (ridicul...  more »
  • The sheer size of this monument is absolutely incredible. It's designed to be walked through, with groupings of statues illustrating various periods of the First Bulgarian Empire. The quasi-cubist sty...  more »
  • The statues in cubist style, representing major events/founders of Bulgarian history are simply magnificent. Unfortunately, because of the strong wind, my pics turned out blurry. The site is worth a v...  more »