National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzluzha

National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzluzha

National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzluzha
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svetlyo_sv
Varna, Bulgaria523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
This monument was built to remember us the glory battle for our liberty from Ottoman yoke. Each Bulgarian should visit at least once-in-a-lifetime this sacred peak. For guests of Bulgaria also is recommended to see the amazing architecture of Shipka if they are nearby.
Written September 19, 2018
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DOBCHO
Varna, Bulgaria337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Shipka peak is located 22 km away from the town of Gabrovo and is easily accessible by car or bus. It is a unique historical and architectural reserve that combines the beautiful Balkan mountain scenery and historical monuments related to the important events of Russian Turkish war 1877 – 1878 and the liberation of Bulgaria from the Turkish slavery. If you arrive by car, continue up to the parking lot at the foot of the monument to save your climb on thousands of stairs. The outcome of the Shipka -Sheinovo battle was the breaking point and crucial for the prevention of Turkish influx from South to North. 7500 Russian and Bulgarian soldiers fought and defeated 37000 Turkish troops back in August 1877 and continued to defend the Shipka pass in the cold through the winter. The monument was built and opened back in 1934 with donations from the entire Bulgarian nation. Above the central entrance you will see a bronze lion - a symbol of the Bulgarian statehood. The other three sides have the names of Shipka, Sheinovo and Stara Zagora - the battlefields reminiscent of the feats of Bulgarian volunteers. I would highly recommend entering and visiting the interior of the monument for which you have to pay a 3 Lv per person or family fee of 6 Lv only. On the ground floor, beneath a marble sarcophagus placed on four lying lions, the bones of Shipka's defeated heroes are kept. In front of the sarcophagus, the stone figures of a Russian warrior and a Bulgarian soldier have ceased to be an eternal guard. The exposition, located on the other seven floors of the monument, reveals the heroism of Russians and Bulgarians during the five-month defensive passage and the panorama view from the top terrace is stunning.
Written September 27, 2017
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Renee S
Oakland, CA537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was amazing! Unfortunately it was foggy when we went, but it was still worth it. It is huge!! I love these abandoned soviet buildings. Great views from up there as well
Written June 6, 2019
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Twinkletits
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
You can drive to the base of the monument but then it’s 220+ steps to the monument itself then about 120 to the top of the world, and the views are fantastic
Written August 26, 2018
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Deyan B
Sofia, Bulgaria650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Shipka monument is an important spot for Bulgarians. One of the major battles happened there and brought the freedom for the country.
When you go to Shipka try to choose a good weather, put confortable shoes as there are a lot of stairs and take your time to read the history of the artefacts exhibited there.
Written December 16, 2017
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Marcos R
946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
If we are close this place, go there.
There is a museum inside the monument and is possible go to the rooftop, buying a ticket.
Written November 14, 2017
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Kathy T
London, UK270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I actually ran up the enormous flight of steps from the cafe rest stop area at the bottom while the rest of our group relaxed in the sun with icecreams. The run up was a good workout, but you can actually drive up to the top if you prefer, personally I think something like this on a hill is much more rewarding if you have to exert yourself a bit to reach it. The views of the countryside are great and the tower is very photogenic with its huge lions out front. You buy your ticket from a small hut to the right hand side (assuming you are standing with the long steps behind you). The tower has many floors and on each there are numerous military related museum pieces, including many paintings, most of which relate to the wars with and against the Russians and Ottomans. As with rather a few Bulgarian sites it is a little lacking in effort. The pieces are just put out and there is almost no multilingual explanations. There is very little in the way of macro level information, you have to put a decent amount of effort in to understand what is going on, which is a shame as I am sure the museum pieces are very insightful, but I like I suspect most, will just pass them all by.
Needs a multilingual summary guide
Written November 1, 2017
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Geoff R
Bedfordshire, UK132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Our party contained 8 people including three couples. We drove up to the car park and my son stayed to accompany our disabled daughter as the climb was impossible for her. The idea of a ski lift occurred to us at this point! Nevertheless, the rest us climbed the steps to the foot of the monument and we found it to be very impressive and a worthy tribute to the soldiers who fought at the pass in 1877. Several of the party went inside too and climbed to the top. The views from it are stunning.
Written August 4, 2017
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ina93kz
Kazanluk, Bulgaria96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Need to visit this spiritual place! There you can see the beautiful nature of Bulgaria! You can breathe fresh air! You can take very nice photos! And definitely need to try the shkembe chorba, homemade jam, and real buffalo yogurt!! You can see the Buzludja peak and the Buzludja monument from there!! Love this place!
Written May 8, 2017
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TeJayCarter
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
The National Park-Museum Shipka-Buzludzha is one of the most beautiful places all around the world. If you want to see the Tsarska and Communism era in one place, there it is. Especially Buzludzha, where many more peoples all around the globe are interested to invest in the monument. Not coincidentally is elected for one of the hundred places which are forgotten by their GOV's and population and... which is used for Hollywood Movies like, Mechanic: Resurrection. That's all. Unforgettable place. You got to visit.
Written April 19, 2017
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