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Sofia: Museum of Socialist Art and Buzludzha Monument Tour

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Get acquainted with the monumental art of the communist period with a professional guide. Admire over 70 sculptures at the Museum of Socialist Art and learn about one of the most controversial parts of modern history at the Buzludzha Monument.

Highlights

  • Visit the Buzludzha Monument tour and the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia
  • Drive through the beautiful countryside
  • Learn about Bulgaria’s communist era from your guide

Description

Our trip will start with pick up from your hotel at 09:30. First, we will visit the Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia. There we will have the chance to see over 70 works of monumental sculpture, exhibited in a park covering 7,500 sq.m. On a special pedestal, the large five-pointed star that once crowned the former Party House in the center of Sofia is on display. If the day of your trip is Monday we are replacing the museum with another astonishing Communist monument- the Bells Park. It was constructed in 1979 by the daughter of the last Communist leader of Bulgaria by the initiative called 'The Flag of Peace'. Children from both sides of The Iron Curtain were meeting each other and making bells which are presented in the park. When we finish our walk in the museum we will continue the trip to our next destination - 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.

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