The Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Паметник 1300 години България), also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument (Паметник на създателите на Българската държава), is a large monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen, Bulgaria. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire.
The monument is built in concrete in a Cubist style, and designed by Bulgarian sculptors Krum Damyanov and Ivan Slavov. It is reached by a processional concrete stairway from Shumen, or by road. It stands at a height of 450 m above sea level and can be seen from 30 km away.
- (April-May) from 8:30 to 18:00
- (June-August) from 8: 30-19: 30
- (September-October) 8: 30-18: 00
- (November-March) from 8:30 to 17:00
- Entrance fee: BGN 4
Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, Shumen
Tel: +359 54 87 21 07
Tel: +359 54 87 25 98