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realistic statues

In general, I love those realistic statues throuout the towns. For some reason, in Bulgaria, it was... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Maribor, Slovenia
Beautifully depicted

This is situated in a lovely spot. The sculpture shows a great detail of the person. It is quite... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Traralgon, Australia
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Ul. Knyaz Alexander I 30, 4000 Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

In general, I love those realistic statues throuout the towns. For some reason, in Bulgaria, it was hard to get the photo of them / with them. There was always just someone hanging around, not wiling to move aside. Yes, I blame the statues for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is situated in a lovely spot. The sculpture shows a great detail of the person. It is quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn3847
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Stop for a photo op. Fun story about how the town recognized one of its characters. On the main walking street in old town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank packcal
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Love loved the statue of milyo.... it's cheeky and begs you to ask questions about. But be warned, depending who you speak to, you will get different versions of the same story. His knees are work from people rubbing them for supposedly good luck with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MPWEST10
Reviewed 19 June 2018

While you are walking along the beautiful pedestrian mall you will come across Milyo. Take a picture and keep walking

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brenton K
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I love bizarre statues. This is a fun statue with an interesting story. You’ll walk past it if you’re walking through town and the waterfall above is pretty gnarly.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Restless13Soul
Reviewed 21 May 2018

On the main pedestrian shopping street, beside the statue for Plovdiv being the European Capital of Culture, this is an interesting statue complete with local legend about bringing good luck and the realization of dreams.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I didn't Know anything about Crazy Milyo, but I saw the sculpture in the corner of the stairs and I was attracted by the face expression. Enough to make a photo.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marijanc
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Look at a bronze statue and listen to the legend. Whisper your wish to the strange man and touch his knees. It is up to you. At least it is interesting decoration of pedestrian zone.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Miha P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Was he crazy, I don’t know I never met him but have heard a few stories. He must off been quite a character or else there would not be a statue of him. Good for him. I love eccentrics and the older generation had many,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dickos691
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