Join our Buzludzha tour to the abandoned monument in Bulgaria. We organize Buzludzha tour every day on request and on the guaranteed departure dates below. How to get to Buzludzha? It takes 4 hour drive from Sofia. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation to it. You could rent a car or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organize the trip for you.
Special thanks to Alvaro Orrego from Chile for the video below of our Buzludzha trip together in October 2017.
No matter how you reach it, Buzludzha monument is a must see place in Bulgaria. The monument looks like a UFO building and ranks among the most famous abandoned buildings in the world. In our one day Buzludzha tour we go back in time and we will see the former office of the communist party.
© Photo credit: Mr Phil Lewis
Buzludzha tour: one day trip to the abandoned monument in Bulgaria
The Buzludzha monument is officially opened on 23 August 1981. Its construction begins in 1974 and is financed with donations. We are inviting you to join us for a one day trip in the near past. During our Buzludzha tour you will see more of the Bulgarian countryside and you will hear stories about the lifestyle in the past.
In 1981 we had anniversary, 1300 years since the creation of Bulgaria as a country. Due to this the cultural minister Ludmila Zhivkova started initiative to build several huge monuments. Among them were the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, the Bells monument in Sofia and the 1300 years monument in Shumen. And not to forget the Buzludzha monument.
After the political changes in Bulgaria in November 1989 and the end of communism, the monument begins to get destroyed. In 1992 the monument becomes state property under a law and is closed for visits. The building starts to get damaged, the windows get broken, the mosaics and other elements from the construction get destroyed. The mosaic portrays of the Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov and his daughter Ludmila Zhivkova are also destroyed. People shot at the huge red star with guns. They thought it was made of rubies and they would get rich. But the star was actually made of ruby glass.
Nevertheless, today the monument makes it under number 25 in the “The most beautiful abandoned places in the world”. This made the monument popular abroad and today many people fly to Bulgaria to see it.
Price of Buzludzha tour: on request Write to us and let us know when you want to have a Buzludzha tour.
The price of Buzludzha tour includes:
– transport Sofia – Shipka memorial church – Buzludzha – Kazanlak – Sofia (approx 500 km)
– Licensed English speaking tour guide and driver
– tasting of boza (local drink) and banitsa (local breakfast)
– mineral water
– photos from the tour
The price of Buzludzha tour excludes:
– optional lunch in the town of Kazanlak
Departure dates for Buzludzha tour: 8 October, 30 November and every day on request. Sign up at email@example.com.
You can book this tour as a self-drive tour and get all the necessary information from us. Let us be your personal Travel Advisor. During the tour you can always contact us for help.
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