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Monuments in Plovdiv

Assenova Fortress
 

Assenova Fortress

Asenova Fortress is situates in the Rhodope Mountains, 2-3 km south of Asenovgrad. The earliest archaeological findings date back to the time of the Thracians. The fortress gained importance in the Middle Ages, first mentioned in the statute of the Bachkovo Monastery as Petrich in the 11th century. The fortress was conquered by the armies of the Third Crusade. It was considerably renovated in the 13th century during the rule of Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II to serve as a border fortification against Latin raids, as evidenced by an eight-line wall inscription.

Location: South-East from Plovdiv
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The Statue of Milio
 

The Statue of Milio

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.

Location: Center of Plovdiv
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Monument of Reunion
 

Monument of Reunion

Monument of Reunion is 12 m high and was built in 1985. The Monument is symbol of the Reunion of Bulgaria in 1885. The bird’s wings represents the unity of the two separeted parts of Bulgaria. It is located at the Union square together with the historical and archeological museums.

Location: North from the center of Plovdiv
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Monument to Alexander the Great
 

Monument to Alexander the Great

This monument on Alexander the Great located a few feet from the monument dedicated to the Russian army upon a hill in Plovdiv.

Location: Plovdiv Old Town
The Monument of Philip II
 

The Monument of Philip II

Philip II the Macedon conquested the Trakian City Evmolpia and gave it its name – Philippopolis (Nowadays Plovdiv). Interesting fact is that Plovdiv has 7 different names in different epochs. The monument is a gift from Thessaloniki Embassy. In the beginning they put it at Djumaya square but now it’s removed at the corner of Avksenti Veleshki street and Philip the Macedoia str.

Location: Center of Plovdiv
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Monument of Alyosha
 

Monument of Alyosha

One of Plovdiv’s hills is Bunardjika or Hill of the Liberators. There is a statue of a Red Army soldier (Alyosha) standing guard over the town. There are wonderful views over Plovdiv from this sight.

Location: West from the center of Plovdiv
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