Mother Bulgaria Monument

Location: Pleven, Bulgaria

Completed: 1978

Architects: Atanas Atanasov (architect) and Dimitar Boykov (sculptor)

Alternative name: Monument to the Centenary

Genre: Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

The memorial complex commemorates the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule in 1878. The main monument represents a female figure celebrating freedom by breaking from chains and raising her arms in defiance. More information about Bulgaria’s communist-era monuments and memorials.

Mother Bulgaria Monument in Pleven, Bulgaria | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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