Buzludzha

Buzludzha

The over 1,400-metre-high peak in the central Stara Planina mountain range is known mainly for its monumental and brutalist concrete monument, the shape of which resembles a flying saucer. It was built in the 1970s as a memorial to the Bulgarian Communist Party and until the late 1980s served as a venue for party events, festivals and welcoming foreign delegations.

Since 1990, the monument has fallen into disrepair and attracts lovers of decadent surroundings, urbex, but also beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

There is an asphalt road to the top, so the best way to get there is with a rental car.

It is 212 km away from Sofia and Burgas.

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