Monument to Hadzhi Dimitar

Location: Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Completed: 1961

Architects: Lyuben Dimitrov (architect) and Petko Tsvetkov (sculptor)

Genre: Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

Hadzhi Dimitar (1840-1868) was a legendary revolutionary and voivode (a Slavic title for a military leader) who fought continuously for the freeing of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. He succumbed to injuries inflicted during a battle fought at Buzludzha Peak in July 1868 and officially Buzludzha is named Hadzhi Dimitar Peak in his honour, although it is rarely called by this title. More information about the Monument to Hadzhi Dimitar.

Monument to Hadzhi Dimitar on Buzludzha, Bulgaria | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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