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Vasil Levski Monument

Just North of Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria
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This monument stands where Vasil Levski, the "Apostle of Freedom," was hanged by the Turks in 1873.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average51%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“national hero” (5 reviews)
“outskirts” (2 reviews)
“botanical” (2 reviews)
Just North of Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

13 meter high monument is standing on the place where Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski was executed by hanging. A historical site.

1  Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It is a place of worship for each Bularian, as it comemorates the National Bulgarian 19th century Hero Vasil Levski, if you visit the nearby Botanical garden or Quadrat 500 - national fine arts gallery you could have a drop to that monument too

1  Thank angel922
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The location is perfect, it is laying on a place next to technical university of sofia. But the monument is nothing extreme, just an average pole.

Thank Αριστείδης Π
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This monument marks the place where Levski died. Do not expect any grand statues or anything of the sort since it wouldn't be really appropriate for the place. On this spot Levski was executed by the Ottomans in 1873. It was not selected because it's...More

Thank Jivko K
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

For one such national hero, as is Vasil Levski to Bulgarians, I really expected more. Monument has nice location, but everything else is rather average. Not fit to a man who is so beloved by many and seen as a true national hero.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Vasil Levski (18 July 1837–19 February 1873) is most reputable and loved national hero of Bulgaria. He is a great Bulgarian revolutionary executed (hung) by the Turks in 1973, in the outskirts (nowadays this is central zone) of Sofia, where now is located the Vasil...More

Thank VladSofia_Bulgaria
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This monument is located on the south east of the city center. It is walking distance to other attractions such as the Monument of Tsar II and the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The greatest hero in Bulgaria. It doesn't have to be beautiful. The country respect the hero, so, as many capitals and is roundways, this onde is a mark of history. Nothing more. And has a lot of traffic. Near Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Thank Marcelo_Vindeirinho
Reviewed 27 July 2015

If you really like monuments, maybe you you'll love also this one, but for me is not worth to go there.

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

The monument itself is made in the common socialist monument style. Which means - nothing special. It's made in memory of Vasil Levski, national hero, so I have always thought it would be better if the monument represented all of him. Instead there us just...More

Thank Rositsa N
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