The monument of Bulgarian writing stands prominently in front of the National Palace of Culture, a striking tribute to Bulgaria’s rich linguistic heritage. This 3.80 meters high sculpture, named “I, Buki, Vedi,” holds profound symbolism. Crafted by sculptor Krasimir Trendafilov-Botren and architect Atanas Agoura, it is shaped like a bell adorned with Glagolitic and Cyrillic characters.
The sculpture’s essence embodies Bulgarian identity and the significance of writing in the country’s history. At the apex of the bell, symbolic figures of Cyril and Methodius stand, underscoring their role in Bulgaria’s connection to Christian Europe. The monument’s materials, melted down from military cases, add depth to its symbolism, signifying the convergence of heritage and history.