Buzludzha monument: a masterpiece of architecture

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Join our boutique Buzludzha tour in a small group with travelers from all over the world. Enjoy this intercultural, urbex experience with your private English-speaking guide. Full day tour from Sofia.

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  • Unforgettable tour that will show you authentic and urbex Bulgaria.


Buzludzha monument, ranked among the most famous abandoned buildings in the world, has a rather peculiar shape. If you look closely, you will see it has the shape of a UFO. This abandoned building is more popular abroad and neglected by the locals. Because it reminds them of the communism period in Bulgaria. Buzludzha was the office of the communist party, located on top of the Balkan Mountains. The idea was to be visible from a far distance. The chief architect Georgi Stoilov wanted everyone to take part. So, the party collected donations. And each family had to participate by buying stamps. In the end they collected 14 000 000 BGN. In 1981 Buzludzha was officially opened. The idea was that the building would last at least 100 years. But today, only 35 years later, it is one of the lost places in Bulgaria. At the moment it is closed and entry is prohibited. We can get right next to the building and enjoy the panoramic view. An extraordinary experience. Buzludzha tour from Sofia Our one-day boutique Buzludzha tour in a small group will take you back to the past. We will experience authentic Bulgaria by visiting small towns and villages, the Bulgarian Rose Valley and Thracian Kings Valley, by sightseeing of concrete monuments and exploring local lifestyle. The highlight of the tour is Buzludzha monument on top of the Balkan Mountains. With its amazing location and size, Buzludzha monument collects all memories of one generation and their wish to forget. But we believe that history needs to be remembered. Because we think some events should not be repeated. While touring Bulgaria, you will taste local breakfast and special drink. We will bring you back in time by sharing with you old photos, money and newspapers. Be a comrade and pioneer just for one day with us! Get to know the history of Bulgaria in the period 1944-1989, the time of the Iron Curtain. This is a full day tour of 10 hours from Sofia.


Transportation by AC van, 500 km from/to Sofia Licensed English or German speaking tour guide and driver Sightseeing of Buzludzha monument from outside (entry is prohibited) Panorama view from the Balkan Mountains over the Rose Valley Banitsa (local breakfast) Coffee made on hot sand or a rose tea Hristo Botev monument in Kalofer or Shipka Memorial church Seeing authentic items from the period, story telling Mineral water Photos from the tour

Important Information

  • It is a 3-hour 30 min drive one way. We are crossing the Balkan Mountains via a mountainous pass with curves, we do not go via the highway. This way you see authentic Bulgaria.

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