Plovdiv: Buzludzha Monument & Museum of Aviation Day Trip

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Take a journey through Bulgaria's rich history, focusing on the iconic Buzludzha Monument and the impressive East Block aviation industry. Visit one of the few towns built in the Communist era, and learn about this era at the Museum of Aviation.


  • Buzludzha monument
  • Dimitrovgrad
  • Museum of Aviation


At 08:00 your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Plovdiv and will have around 2 hours drive to our first point of interest- Buzludzha monument, which is one of the most notable from the socialist period After approximately a 3-hour scenic drive we will reach Buzludzha monument. It was erected in 1981 to commemorate socialism. Work on the monument began in 1974 and was undertaken by units of the Bulgarian Army assisted by numerous artisans responsible for the large statues and murals. After the government’s fall from power in 1989, the site was abandoned and left open to vandalism until recently. The monument was restored because of the incredible labor of many volunteers, artists, and experts from Bulgaria and other European countries. After the amazing visit to the Buzludzha monument, we will go down from the mountain and will drive toward one of the very few towns established during the Communist era. It is a very charming little town with wonderful parks and typical Communist monumental buildings. We will walk into the center and you will feel the atmosphere of the period. Our next stop will be the Museum of Aviation which is located on the grounds of the Plovdiv International Airport and houses a wide range of aircrafts, including fighter jets, helicopters, and transport planes. One of the highlights of the museum is the MiG-21, which was a staple of the Bulgarian Air Force during the Cold War. The aircraft is in excellent condition and visitors can even climb inside the cockpit to get a feel for what it was like to fly one of these powerful machines. Another impressive feature of the museum is the collection of helicopters, including the iconic Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. The museum also has a variety of interactive exhibits and displays that provide a wealth of information about the history of aviation in Bulgaria and the role of the Bulgarian Air Force in world history, also an exhibition dedicated to the Space program. After this interesting visit, we will drive back to Plovdiv. Your guide will drop you anywhere you like in the city.


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