Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, Shumen

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Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument
Създатели на българската държава
43°15′45″N 26°55′20″E / 43.26250°N 26.92222°E / 43.26250; 26.92222
LocationShumen, Bulgaria
DesignerKrum Damyanov
Ivan Slavov
TypeArchitecture Complex
Materialconcrete, steel, glass
Height52 metres (171 ft)
Beginning date1979
Completion date1981
Opening date28 November 1981

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 was 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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