Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, Shumen

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Coordinates: 43°15′45″N 26°55′20″E / 43.26250°N 26.92222°E / 43.26250; 26.92222

View of the interior of the Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria

The Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Паметник 1300 години България), also known as the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument[1] (Паметник на създателите на Българската държава), is a large monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen, Bulgaria. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire.

The monument is built in concrete in a Cubist style, and designed by Bulgarian sculptors Krum Damyanov and Ivan Slavov. It is reached by a processional concrete stairway from Shumen, or by road.[2] It stands at a height of 450 m above sea level and can be seen from 30 km away.[3]


  1. ^ Lonely Planet Bulgaria (2008) ISBN 978-1-74104-474-4 p.165
  2. ^ Rough Guide to Bulgaria (2008) ISBN 978-1-85828-068-4 p.258
  3. ^ Municipality of Shumen website

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