Private Tour to Buzludzha, Bulgaria

The Buzludzha monument is one of the world’s most famous modern ruins. Now left to decay, this incredibly atmospheric building has appeared in films, in documentaries, and it regularly features on lists of the world’s most beautiful abandoned places. Once an important political symbol, Buzludzha monument has now become a popular destination for travellers, photographers and adventure seekers.

You could plan your tour to Buzludzha Bulgaria as a day trip, or as a part of a longer, customized tour around Bulgaria. As with all of my excursions, an escorted tour of Buzludzha Bulgaria can be tailored to suit all your needs.

Day tour to Buzludzha from Sofia
Day tour to Buzludzha from Plovdiv
Custom tour includes Buzludzha

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Pick you up from any city in the country, and take you to the Buzludzha Bulgaria in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
Tell you all about the history of this impressive, saucer-shaped Buzludzha monument
Take you on a guided tour around the beautiful Buzludzha monument’s interiors which are sadly now falling into ruin

In its current unmaintained state, the monument looks more decayed with every passing year – so visit for yourself, before it’s too late! Get in touch with me today, and let’s start planning your private tour to Buzludzha. Otherwise read on, to find out a little more about this truly unique attraction in the mountains of Bulgaria.

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If you’re looking for a truly memorable experience during your trip to Bulgaria, I’ll be happy to take you to Buzludzha… and offer you a tour of the country’s eeriest attraction!

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More about Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria

The Buzludzha monument standing on the same name peak, though abandoned in the recent decades, is an important one for Bulgaria and still soars majestic on the peak which is 1,441 meters high. The monument ranks 25th on the list of Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World.

The Buzludzha peak in Bulgaria has its historical importance for the country, first of all because of the battle that occurred there between Bulgarian rebels and warriors of the Ottoman Empire in 1868. That was a decade prior to Bulgaria’s liberation from Ottoman domination.

The work on the Buzludzha monument started in 1974. Units of the army of the country and also volunteers participated in the construction. There were statues and murals which had to be accomplished. They needed the work of skilled artisans, and a host of Bulgarian artisans worked to prepare them. The outline of the building resembles a work by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a project for a Greek church located in Wisconsin.

The Buzludzha monument consisted of a domed hall and a 70-meter high pylon outside, adorned by two five-pointed red stars which were 6.50 by 12 meters in size. The diameter of the biggest hall inside the Buzludzha monument was 42 meters, and its height was 14.5 meters. The decoration comprising mosaics covered a total area of 550 square meters. The mosaics depicted the battles that the Communist Party had fought, as well as periods of building of socialist society. The largest images were those of Lenin and Marx, the two most renowned communist leaders. There were mosaics portraits of the Bulgarian PM Todor Zhivkov and of his daughter Lyudmila Zhivkova, an MP and an ardent proponent of Bulgarian culture.

Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria

 

Around the Buzludzha monument’s hall there was a corridor featuring 14 compositions depicting periods of labor by ordinary workers. The hall was a place where celebrations took place whilst the Communist Party was in power and government, until 1989, when the party fell from power. State functions were also performed on the arena. High above, there was a window in the shape of a red star, specially to honor the Union of Socialist Republics (comprising Russia and a number of adjacent countries. The three staircases also featured worthy adornment by compositions made using white crystal glass; their author was the Czech sculptor Stanislav Libensky.

The Buzludzha monument has fallen into disuse, and has been damaged by vandalism. There are severe damages to the roof, therefore the entrance is closed to prevent incidents. But the structure, which has the shape of a saucer, together with the 70-meter pillar adorned by the two red stars, towers and reminds everyone of important periods of the country’s history. The stone stairs leading to the structure are lined by grass and shrubs.

On September 30, 2011, the Bulgarian government transferred the property on the monument on Buzludzha, and the Socialist Party became the owner.

Buzludzha monument is probably my favorite Bulgarian landmark. An amazing piece of history, 550sq.m. of artworks, all of them hand-made! Contact me for a private tour to Buzludzha monument and be ready for an adventure!

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