Monument to the Founders of the Bulgarian State

Location: Shumen, Bulgaria

Completed: 1981

Architects: Blagoi Atanasov, Georgi Gechev (architects), Krum Damyanov, Ivan Slavov (sculptors), Vladislav Paskalev and Stoyan Velev (panel artists)

Genre: Cubist, Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

The monument was built to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the founding of the Bulgarian State, the date of which was 681CE. The stone sculptures, paintings and mosaics depict important figures of the First Bulgarian Kingdom, including Khan Asparuh who is considered to be the founder of Bulgaria. More information about the Monument to the Founders of the Bulgarian State.

Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria Shumen Bulgaria-20-2

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