Memorial Complex Hristo Botev

Location: Kalofer, Bulgaria

Completed: 1986

Architects: Ivan Nikolov, Luchezar Daskalov (architects) and Dimitâr Daskalov (sculptor)

Genre: Socialist memorial, former Eastern Bloc

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary associated with the April Uprising of 1876. There are numerous monuments dedicated to his memory throughout the country, but the most impressive is in Kalofer, his town of birth. The monument depicting the three soldiers, which lists the dates 1923 and 1944 along with 1876, is called the “Three Era” and was added at the insistence of the Bulgarian Communist Party. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.

Memorial Complex Hristo Botev in Kalofer, Bulgaria | Socialist memorial | former Eastern Bloc

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