Battenberg Mausoleum
Battenberg Mausoleum
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  • St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University • 3 min walk
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Scott O
Edinburgh, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
A pretty, beautifully designed Mausoleum; the burial place of Prince Alexander the First of Bulgaria, the first ruler of early-modern Bulgaria (Principality of Bulgaria.)

It's right next to the University of Sofia and opposite the very beautiful Knyazheska Gardens which hosts the monument to Soviet and Bulgarian soldiers, so if you are visiting the park it is only a minute walk away.
Written September 7, 2017
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permia
Ireland41,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
After Liberation the nascent state chose Prince Aleksandur Batenberg as its first leader. Not without difficulties in dealing with the more radical politicians, he was eventually forced into abdication.

This is a fine tribute to the first ruler. An attractive domed pavilion holds the entombed Prince. Simple ornamentation with garlands and Royal emblems enhance the tranquility of his final place of repose.
Written June 16, 2019
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John G
United Kingdom682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Nice place to drop in to if you are walking south from the Alexsandur Nevski Church. Its a small tomb (free entry) with an English translation of his importance to Bulgaria as its first post independence monarch. Strange how a German volunteer in the Russian army became king of Bulgaria. Note that Batenberg is the previous family name for the English royal family which would have made him a relative of Queen Vic( monarch not pub).
Written April 10, 2019
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j00st78
Sofia, Bulgaria255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
This is the final resting place of Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria, who the first Head of State of Bulgaria after being liberated from the Ottoman Empire. Although he died in exile (Graz 1893) he final wish was to be buried in Bulgaria for which they built this mausoleum.

This is a must see location for everybody who would like to know a bit more about the history of Bulgaria and it's located pretty much in the center of town close to the National football stadium and Alexander Nevsky church.

It's not a big location so you will be done in no time but the building, location and respect given by the Bulgarian really makes it worth while.
Written April 10, 2017
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Stathis
Thessaloniki Region, Greece39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This building might not be a must when you visit Sofia, but if you have time you can visit it and admire its dome.
Written April 28, 2019
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alisdair t
Workington, UK6,329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Located in an inconspicuous place, the lovely little mausoleum, is the burial place of Prince Alexander the First of Bulgaria. Free to visit, and not much really to see, it is a major part of Bulgarian history. and worth a visit if in the vacinity. Before he died, he stated he wanted burried in Bulgaria, after dying in Graz, Austria in exile, and got his wish, after initially being burried there. . The mausoleum was restored in 2005
Written November 27, 2018
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is the monument and mausoleum for the ruler who liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule but died in exile. You visit part of the city tour.
Written October 25, 2018
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