The Statue of Milio
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The Statue of Milio

Attraction type: Monuments
Address: 30 "Knyaz Aleksander 1-vi" Str., Plovdiv

Milio is a popular, kind hearted and eccentric person from the near past of Plovdiv. Brandes by some as a “harmless crazy”, he lived in the city in the sixties and was a famous gossip. The legend goes that he knew the gossips of the whole town and told them to everyone interested (and occasionaly uninterested) in them.He was a muse for several famous Bulgarian artists, most notably the world famous Zlatio Boyadjiev.

And people to remember him built a statue of him in the main street of Plovdiv. George Lazarov – a doctor who worked in the U.S. gave money for the monument of Milio. Danko Danev – the sculpture worked very hard and one day Milio bloomed on the main street of Plovdiv in full size. One arm is stuck deep in his pocket – nobody knows what this is about.