Buzludzha communist monument

By | 17-06-2018

The House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party sits on Buzludzha Peak, high up in the mountains of Bulgaria. It was opened in 1981, as a citizen-funded tribute to the socialist movement in Bulgaria… but since the country’s transition to democracy it has lain abandoned. Read more about the sights bellow…

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We pick you up from your hotel or an address you choose, and we bring you back to your hotel, the airport or an address you choose. The tour will be with a car and an English speaking driver for you who will be with you and show you the sights and will do all he can to meet your needs. This tour is around 10 hours.

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This is a private tour, and as such the price per person depends on the number of people you are travelling with. Here you can see the prices per person, depending on how many people you are:

3 to 20 people – 49 euro per person ~ 99 Bulgarian leva per person

2 people – 69 euro per person ~ 139 Bulgarian leva per person

1 person – 139 euro per person ~ 279 Bulgarian leva per person

You pay to the driver at the end of the tour. We prefer if you can pay in Bulgarian Leva cash, but if you don’t have Leva, we also accept credit card or Euro.

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Here you can read more about this sight:

Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria and is 1,432 metres high. In 1868 it was the place of the final battle between Bulgarian rebels led by Hadji Dimitar and Stefan Karadzha and forces of the Ottoman Empire. The House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party (also known as the Buzludzha Monument) was built on the peak by the Bulgarian communist regime. It commemorated the events of 1891, when a group of socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement that led to the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, a forerunner of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Construction of the monument began on 23 January 1974 under architect Georgi Stoilov, a former mayor of Sofia and co-founder of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria. Trinitrotoluene (TNT) was used to level the peak into a stable foundation, reducing the mountain’s height from 1,441 metres (4,728 feet) to 1,432 metres (4,698 feet). More than 15,000 cubic metres of rock were removed in the process. The monument was built at a cost of 14,186,000 leva, which by today’s rates is roughly equivalent to $35 million. The building exemplifies the brutalist architectural style common to many state-constructed communist buildings.

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