House of Culture “Probuda 1869”

Location: Maglizh, Bulgaria

Completed: 1973

ArchitectsZhivka Kircheva (architect) and Hristo N. Tanev (panel artist)

Former name: House of Culture named after Dimitâr Blagoev

Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Eastern Bloc

The sgraffito above the entrance is entitled “September” after the 1923 September Uprising, a military rebellion in which the Bulgarian Communist Party (BCP) attempted, but failed, to oust Bulgaria’s existing government and seize control for themselves. The insurrection began in the village of Maglizh on 14th September 1923.

House of Culture “Probuda 1869” (formerly House of Culture named after Dimitâr Blagoev)) in Maglizh, Bulgaria | Modernist | Socialist architecture | former Eastern Bloc

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