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The Rila narrow gauge railway

The museum exhibition located in the lobby of Central Station in Sofia was inaugurated in 2002 to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the establishment of railway communications in Bulgaria. The exhibit features a narrow-gauge train consisting of a Henschel-Cassel...

Mausoleum of Prince Alexander Battenberg

Prince Alexander I, or Alexander Joseph von Battenberg (1857-1893), has a mausoleum that was opened in 1897 according to a project by Heinrich Mayer. However, the complex was closed during the period 1947-1991. Today, it is once again open for visits. The interior of...

Memorial plaque with a bas-relief of Stefan Tanev

Stefan Tanev was indeed a prominent figure in Bulgarian journalism during the interwar period. As the editor-in-chief of the widely circulated newspaper "Morning" for 33 years, he wielded significant influence in the media landscape of that time. Unfortunately, he...

Bust-monument of Hristo Maksimov

Hristo Maksimov, also known by the pseudonym "Mircho," was a notable Bulgarian writer, educator, and publicist. Born on February 13, 1867, in Samokov to Dimitar Maksimov and Mariola, he faced financial constraints that interrupted his education. Despite these...

Bust-monument of Marin Drinov

Professor Marin Stoyanov Drinov was a prominent figure in Bulgarian Renaissance history and philology, spending the majority of his life in Russia. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of Bulgarian historiography and was a co-founding member as well as the...

Monumental bust of Elin Pelin

Dimitar Ivanov Stoyanov, known by the pseudonym Elin Pelin, was born on July 18, 1877 (according to the old style calendar) in the village of Bailovo and passed away on December 3, 1949, in Sofia. He was a prominent Bulgarian writer whose work predominantly focused on...

Bust-monument of Stefan Karadzha

Stefan Todorov Dimov, known as Stefan Karadzha, is a Bulgarian national hero and revolutionary who played a significant role in the struggle for Bulgaria's liberation from Ottoman rule. Karadzha is renowned as a voivode, leading the 1868 uprising in the regions of...

Bust-monument of Radko Dimitriev

Radko Dimitriev was indeed a notable Bulgarian military figure, deeply involved in various conflicts and wars that shaped Bulgaria's history. His roles in the pro-Russian riots of 1887, the wars for Bulgaria's unification, and his service in both Bulgarian and Russian...

Bust-monument of Petko Slaveikov

Petko Rachov Slaveikov was indeed a prominent Bulgarian figure—a poet, publicist, folklorist, and influential politician. His involvement with the Liberal Party after Bulgaria's liberation and his role as Speaker of the National Assembly in 1880 were significant in...