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a symbol of the Soviet despotism

a clasical totalitarian art monument in the center of Sofia, inside a nice park easy to be reached by Metro, a scateboard place a very controversial monument for the Bulgarians... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2017
Sofia, Bulgaria
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of three monuments in the park and by far the largest. The other two show returning hero type scenes. It is rather tall and can be seen from many angles. My advice is to go and see it while it is still there.

Thank Lynn B
Sofia, Bulgaria
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

a clasical totalitarian art monument in the center of Sofia, inside a nice park easy to be reached by Metro, a scateboard place a very controversial monument for the Bulgarians, soem modern artists redesign the monument often which is a nice attempt to present the Bulgarian Soviet history

Thank angel922
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Interesting monument with Soviet style, in a gorgeous park with sports pitches, a forest, and an abandoned communist swimming pool. Super cool.

Thank Ruckford
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Great example of these type monuments. It's neglected and the surrounding concrete is used for skating, with several ramps set up. I visited on a warm 30C/86F sunny day. While neglected and covered with graffiti it is still imposing and is still interesting. Worth a stroll by.

Thank wdc3293
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I was intrigued to see the state of the monument; it has clearly been neglected and was badly graffitied. An interesting commentary on post communist Bulgaria. A cold and sad place, perhaps this is as it should be.

Thank concobhair1
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Like everything in Sofia, this monument is on a walking distance from other monuments. It is not far away at all from the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and the Sofia University. You can see the National Football Stadium when you are at the monument. It is a huge and impressive statue, one of my favourite places in the city.

Thank TibonoSrBelgium
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2,471 reviews
1,909 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016

A Powerful and ambigous Monument that you have to visit to get a right knowledge about the controversial past of the city and also of the nation, during the soviet time. I suggest to visit this place and other footprints made during soviet time with the support of the guides from the "Communist Tour". You could get some curious info... More 

Thank KarolaRS
Brasschaat, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2016

In memory of the Sovjet army which once occupied the country. Nowadays a bone of contention: tear it down or leave it the way it is ? Forget about it or does it belong to the national history ? The adjacent statues have been painted several times in vivid colours (see pictures on internet). Not all memories are that good.

Thank cw f
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 27, 2016

One of the best outdoor places in the city to meet young people. It's super crowded during the warm seasons. Everybody's outside with a beer in their hand. A lot of friendly people. It's a great place to socialise and to rest during sightseeing.

Thank RawToGo
Brighton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Splendid but looks a little tired - parts need to be replaced and also the graffiti needs to be removed.

Thank J G

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