Profit-Yielding Building

Notable Building in Ruse

This huge, gloriously titled neo-baroque building dominates the western end of pl Svoboda. Built between 1898 and 1902 by Viennese architects, it was intended as a home for the Dramatic Theatre (which is still here) and several shops. The rents from these were used to fund local schools, hence the name. These days it also houses a few restaurants.