Vasil Levski Monument, Sofia

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  • And sill lavsky was born in 1837, and in the early 1930 's life becomes a revolutionary leader and a symbol of the national liberation movement of Bulgaria. He traveled in secret around the country to raise money and men to the war of independence of Bulgaria from the Ottomans. One rebels arrested by the Turks in 1872 and ainoho told them all he knew. Levski was arrested and executed by hanging two months later and became one to be the martyr of the Bulgarian national movement. He was hanged in the city centre on charges of planning a revolt against the Ottomans. Today, the center of Levski Street stands a memorial page. From here we walked little pedestrian street leading to the flea market. There are the ruins of a Turkish prison that stood there from the 16th century, where the rebels were Bulgarians. On the ruins of the prison address Doll said that Vasily Levski stormed here to release his way to eternal glory. The place has been restored and renovated in 2004. Today remember as Levski the greatest revolutionary of the Bulgarian State and its name are called streets, stadiums, monuments and sports teams. An impressive monument.
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  • Interesting, if you are in the area, following to the stadium, you can see it. It's not something you can't miss, but for Bulgarians is the national hero. So do you ...
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  • If you're in the area (not far from the Cathedral) take poure dropped in to see the Obelisk which has nothing special besides the historical significance.
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  • we will have to learn that our most revered national hero deserves a bit more sacred place. One thing for this one - it stays there long time already
  • Vasil Levsi is the brightest symbol in the Bulgarian history; his legacy makes us all proud to call ourselves Bulgarians.As said by one of our greatest poets: "this who fall in a fight for freedom, never dies". The Monument is a very special place for every Bulgarian and I would recommend to all guests to our country to visit the Levski Monument and feel the great respect and sorrow that all Bulgarians carry in their hearts for the biggest freedom fighter against the Ottoman rule.
  • Writing about this monument in the limited space of a Google review is and should be very hard for every Bulgarian. If you're visiting it's not worth going there just for the looks of it – you probably won't like it and certainly won't get it. Try reading a bit of history beforehand in order to appreciate the importance of the place. Even better, go with good a Bulgarian guide.
  • One of Bulgaria's greatest heroes, the leader of the struggle for a national independence
  • It's reminds us (the Bulgarians) about our history and one of our heroes Vasil Levki.

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