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Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria

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.

Opening hours:

  • (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




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