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“Detail is amazing”

Statue of Tsar Alexander II
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Sofia 2-Hour Walking Tour
Ranked #28 of 168 things to do in Sofia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Wash, D.C.
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97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Detail is amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The miniature of this is in the Military Museum and its detail is just as amazing as the statute itself. Spend some time looking at it and pick up the facial expressions, detail on the tack, etc. Truly a work of art.

Visited September 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Celebrating the Tsar !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

In the middle of one of Sofia's main squares, just out of the parlement, in front of SAS Radisson hotel, the statue just went thru a major renovation work. The status glorify a foreigner head of state, for having helped freeing Bulgaria from Ottoma rule at the end of the 19th century. Where elses in the world a country have the statue of a past foreign head of state ? having seen Churchill statue in the middle Trocadero square in France for exemple, worth seeing

Visited April 2013
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NelBzh, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“In restoration”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Did not get to see much of it as it was being restored but a big panel with a picture of the Tsar helps you bring it back with some imagination.

Visited November 2012
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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Missing in action”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

The statue of the Tsar Liberator is away being restored and the center of Parliament Square is being refurbished, both efforts long overdue. It appears as if there will finally be some decent benches in the area and one can hope the lighting is improved.

Visited October 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Beaut equestrian statue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Very fine statue, both the horse (eg fineness of the reins) and the extra statues round the lower part of the plinth, which were explained in my Bradt guidebook to Sofia as: the battle for Stara Zagora in 1877, treaty of San Stefano in 1878, parliamentary assembly at Veliko Turnovo in 1879.

Visited August 2012
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