Monument to the September 1923 Uprising

Location: Maglizh, Bulgaria

Completed: 1984

Sculptor: Georgi Varlinkov

Genre: Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

Maglizh was the place in Bulgaria were insurrectionary activity first started during the 1923 September Uprising, which then inspired other towns and villages to follow suit. The 15-metre statue is made from moulded stainless steel and is said to portray the first person in Maglizh to initiate the revolt. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.

Monument to the September 1923 Uprising in Maglizh, Bulgaria | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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