Day Tour: Sofia – Buzludzha Monument 

Visit the Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria and probably the creepiest monument in Europe ranks 25th on the list of Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World as a day tour to Buzludzha from Sofia or a part from your custom tour around Bulgaria.

The tour can be arranged also from Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna and any other location in Bulgaria. For more information visit my Buzludzha Tour page 

At a Glance

Total Distance: 500 km.
Tour Duration: Full Day
Best period: All year
Price:  Depends on your personal needs and preferences

Highlights

  • Visit Buzludhza – the creepiest communistic monument in Bulgaria, ranks 25th on the list of Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World.
  • Take a look inside the Buzludhza monument
  • Short stop on the Russian church, located nearby

Detailed Program

09:00 Pick up from your hotel in Sofia and depart to Buzludhza monument
11:30 Buzludza monument
13:30 Lunch break in a village nearby
15:30 Transfer back to your hotel

Good to Know

The Buzludzha monument’s entrance is closed, but I can get you inside
Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared for an adventure insite the Buzludzha monument
Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended, too
Don’t forget your camera

More About Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria

The name of the monument “Buzludzha” is derived from the Turkish word for “icy”. Probably it was acquired owing to the winter temperatures in that central part of the Balkan Range. The peak was named Buzludzha until 1942, then it acquired the name Saint Nikola, but people still commonly refer to it by its old name.

Then, in 1891, a group of socialists headed by their leader, Dimitar Blagoev, decided that they could make the peak the spot for a gathering which laid the beginning of organized socialism movement in Bulgaria. The Communist Party, which succeeded the Social Democratic Party, and was in power after September 1944, planned to commemorate the setting up event by building a Buzludzha monument which would feature eminent socialist leaders on the mosaics covered walls inside, and its red star would shine and be visible from both sides of the mountain.

The Buzludzha monument was finished in 1981, on August 23, and was opened for the public. It was imposing and beautiful inside and outside, and needed 14.186 million Bulgarian Leva to accomplish it. The money was raised as donations by the people. The architectural project of Buzludhza monument was conceive by a team led by architect Georgi Stoilov. The structures of Buzludzha monument were designed by another team managed by Professor Dobromir Kolarov.

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Benefits

Private tour! No other tourists!
Friendly local tour guide
Flexible itineraries, built around you
Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
Pick-up/ Drop off from your hotel
My tours include a dedicated driver, giving me guide more time to spend with you
Pay only 20 % in advance and the rest at the end of the tour

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Includes

  • Transfer to Buzludzha monument with mini van 
  • All transportation costs along the route, fuel, VAT and parking fees
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Pickup and drop off from your hotel

Excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses