Day tour from Sofia to Shumen Monument and Madara Horesman (UNESCO site)

Cultural & Theme Tours in Veliko Târnovo & Central Mountains

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The tour is a great jump into the beginning of the Bulgarian State on the present day territory of Bulgaria. First stop is in Shumen, where in 1981 was inaugurated the 52 meters high monument with oficial name "Founders of Bulgarian State". The date was not accidental, in the communist times the historians believed that 681 year was the year of foundation of Bulgaria, so they choose to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of it. The monument is the heaviest communist monument in the World. 21 figures and mosaic, which is the biggest triptych in Europe is fascinated with its composition.The monument is giant and could be seen from 30 km distance. Not so far from Shumen is located the symbol of Bulgaria - Madara Horesman. Included in UNESCO, the Rock relief is carved in 8th century by the first Bulgarian Rulers to show the power and the autority of Bulgarian Empire. The relief is unique for Europe and marks the roots of our great state.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Founders of the Bulgarian State MonumentThe Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, is a lhuge monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Madara HorsemanMadara Horesman is a rock relief carved 23 meters high on a vertical rock. It is dated from 8th cantury AD and is declared as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Madara Horseman

What’s not included

  • Lunch
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