From Varna: Full-Day Shumen Monument and Madara Rider Tour
Learn about Bulgaria's ancient past and its more recent communist history with a private day trip to the unique and strange Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria in Shumen, and the ancient UNESCO-listed Madara Rider relief.
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- Visit one of the largest communist monuments in the world
- Take incredible photos with this fantastic opportunity for urban exploration photography
- Learn about the only rock relief in Europe from the 9th century
DescriptionExperience the most unique parts of Bulgaria on this private full-day tour. After pickup in Varna, cross the Balkan mountains and part of the Danube plains to Shumen to visit the incredible Founders of Bulgarian State monument. Opened in 1981, the monument is built in a communist art style that is huge and impressive, and also considered by many to be extremely strange. After the monument the tour continues to Madara, a small village nearby. Here you can see the UNESCO World Heritage Madara Rider, a rock relief carved into a cliff face. The relief depicts typical riders from Asian nomad states, and the only example in Europe of such a carving from the early medieval era. Learn about the inscription in ancient Greek that honors the Bulgarian Khans.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off Entrance fees Bottle of water Food and beverages
- There are 50 steps to reach the Madara Rider
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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